Grace Konechne has been named the Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week for the week of February 24 -29, 2020.
Konechne is the daughter of Merlin and Jacki Konechne and currently a senior at White Lake High School.
In addition to her 4.0 GPA, Konechne is an athlete, musician, and active member of both her school and church through volleyball, basketball choir, band, student council, HOBY, and accompanist. Konechne is also a National Merit® Scholar Semi-Finalist, which Superintendent Robert Schroeder notes is the first time he can recall in White Lake High history.
Konechne plans to attend South Dakota State University for data science.
Central Electric Manager Ken Schlimgen visited White Lake High School to recognize Konechne and present her with a $250 scholarship. Konechne will be featured on KSFY during the 6:00 P.M. news on Monday, February 24 and again on the KSFY morning news on Tuesday, February 25 between 6:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. Her interview will also be available on KSFY.com.
The Scholar of the Week scholarship was created by KSFY and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to recognize outstanding students across the state who set an example of hard work and high academic standards. Area school principals and faculty nominate students for this award, based on excellence in the classroom, service in the community and extracurricular participation. The KSFY staff makes weekly selections throughout the school year.