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2008 BHSS Foundation Scholarship Winners

“Preserving the Legacy, Investing in the Future” is the mission statement of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation. We were all part of that ideal on the night of January 30th , 2008 as five outstanding high school students were awarded $2000 each. These five remarkable individuals were selected from an elite group of applicants for the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation scholarship program. The scholarship committee reads each application and essay carefully and follows a criteria format to select the winners.

This year one of the scholarships was given in memory of Milo Rypkema, a long time director in the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation and many other civic organizations in the Rapid City area. We are proud to announce that Lincoln Smith, Philip High School senior was given this honor. His parents are Keith and Deb Smith of Philip, South Dakota. Lincoln shows all those qualities needed to succeed in any field of his choice. He plans on going to SDSU with a major in agriculture.
Brett Burke, Newell High School senior, will go to Dickinson State University. He plans to major in agriculture and return to the ranch. Brett’s parents are Joe and Jane Burke. Through his activities in FFA, he is active in public speaking and represents the agricultural industry well.
Brady Duxbury, Wessington Springs High School senior, is interested in rangeland management. He plans to pursue a career in this at SDSU. His parents are Dale and Sandy Duxbury. His determination to remain in the agricultural sector bodes well for the industry.
Mark Trask, also attends Philip High School. His parents are Tom and Shelia Trask. His high GPA will help him achieve his goal of attending SDSU. He plans to major in an agriculture related field. This young man exemplifies the best we have to offer in South Dakota.
Kristina Maddocks, Frederick High School senior, is another bright, shining star in the group. Her parents are Ron and Paula Maddocks.  She will be attending the University of Nebraska where she plans to become a veterinarian. We know she will succeed in her quest.

We want to wish each of these young people the best of everything they attempt. As they go forward, we hope the scholarships help them reach the highest of goals and the brightest of ideals. You are all capable of leading the next generation to a new world! Best of luck to all of you!!

Photo courtesy of JJJ Photo.

The 2008 Black Hills Stock Show 20X Rodeo was a showcase of action and talent! The rodeo was held on January 27, 2008. The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is a part of the 20X through our scholarship program. We give two $500 scholarships at the 20X each year. The winners are selected from all the seniors in the rodeo. BHSS Foundation is proud to have been a part of this rodeo from its inception. This year the two scholarships are given in memory of Dr. Max Winkler, former member of the BHSS Foundation. His lovely wife, Paige and two daughters handed out the scholarships to the cowgirl and cowboy selected. We are glad to have the opportunity to help Misty McPherson of Sturgis High School and Tyrel Bonnet of Newell High School realize their dreams of attending college. These scholarships will be given the first semester of college. Misty and Tyrel exemplify the many characteristics we admire in the rodeo youth of South Dakota! Good luck to both of you!!


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Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, Inc.
444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-718-0810

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is a non-profit organization. As part of its mission of "Preserving The Legacy, Investing In The Future,"  the Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth in higher education and organizations, programs and projects that enhance services and education to the public.