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Scholar of the Week

South Dakota's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Dakota News Now have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school seniors throughout the region since 2002. Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week recipients are highly-motivated high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. This program was founded on the four pillars of Touchstone Energy which are integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. 

School principals and faculty from across the state nominate students for the Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week program. Dakota News Now selects a student each week to be featured during one of its newscasts. The student who is selected to be the Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week that week also receives $250 from their local Touchstone Energy Cooperative. In addition to being honored as a Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week, the scholar is then eligible for the $1,000 Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Year award, or two $500 awards, which are presented in April at the Scholar of the Week banquet. For more information contact Northern Electric Cooperative at 1-800-529-0310 or go to https://www.yourcooppower.com/scholar-of-the-week.