Tiger Ed. Foundation awards undergrad grants

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By Macel Monthye

Tiger Educational Foundation (TEF) board members voted to award several undergraduate grants of $50 each during recent meetings at the Grace Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church.
Seventh-grader Brady Greger was awarded a grant to participate in the South Dakota Junior Honors Choir (SDJHC) that was held in Rapid City Jan. 18 and 19.
Eleven students received grants for the Student Council Congress held in Pierre March 22 and 23:  Madyson Aberle, Megan Armfield, Grant Brewer, Zach Dockter, Alexis Frey, Lynda Goldsmith, Joey Heil, Kayleigh Henderson, Brandi Martian, Ellie Rabenberg and Whitney Stroeder. The yearly event is held to promote improvement of skills that will aid students in further leadership opportunities.  The school benefits by having positive role models in both the classroom and in its activities program.
Kristina Gonzales and McKayla Hardcastle are each recipients of a grant to tour with the Midwest Ambassadors of Music this summer.  They will be joining other high school students from the Dakotas and Minnesota for a 16-day European experience.
Doug Heil reported on the Second Chance Raffle that was held on April 5. The event went well and proceeds realized after expenses and payout were $3,472.30. These funds will allow the Tiger Educational Foundation to continue to award grants and scholarships to deserving students.  The board extends its appreciation to the public for their support in purchasing tickets and attending.
A short discussion was held on class reunions to be held in the city over the Fourth of July. Although TEF does not organize or hold reunions, they do plan to print an article on class reunions in the Tiger Tracks and the Mobridge Tribune. Classes 1958 and 1959 are meeting together.  If the classes of 1983, 1988 and 1993 are planning a reunion or if any other class has plans, please email information to mmonthye@bis.midco.net by April 30.
Treasurer Laurie Bauer presented the financial report.  The checking account has a balance of $11,706.64, the Paypal account is $8,008.96, and the investment account is $45,634.60, for a total of $65,350.20. Membership in the South Dakota Community Fund is at $164,298.74. Only interest accrued is used for major scholarships.
The announcement of this year’s scholarship winners will be made on Awards Day at the high school on Wednesday, May 8.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, May 13, 2013, 5 p.m., at UCC.

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