Brittany Ries of Freeman Academy has been named recipient of the $1,000 Golden West
Scholarship for 2012.
Brittany was selected by the school based on a number of merit based qualities including leadership, academic achievement, civic and extracurricular activities, and the motivation to serve and succeed.
Some of Brittany’s activities have included volleyball, choir, band, oral interpretation, and Freeman Academy’s plays and musicals. She has also participated in SD All-State Choir, SD Honor Choir, Yankton Region 1Honor Band, Augustana Festival Honor Band and SD All-State Band.
She plans to attend college and major in elementary education with a minor in music.
The Golden West Scholarship is an annual award established to help promote educational opportunity for students within the Golden West service area. More than 440 scholarships have been awarded by the Wall-based telephone, internet and cable television Company since Golden West’s scholarship program was established in 1999.