The Milbank High School Student Council received the 2017 South Dakota Outstanding Student Council award during the 30th Annual State Convention of the South Dakota Student Council Association (SDSCA) in Rapid City April 9-11. The convention took place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center with over 1,000 students and advisors from 73 high schools across the state.
Members of the group were (l. to r.) Jake Sandvig, Albert Pavlinac, and Tanner Gauer. Middle row: Stewart Loehrer and Elisabeth Schwenn. Front row: Connor Lightfield, Mackayla Schuelke, Molly Rick, and Gracie Korstjens. Not pictured are Sophia Seffrood and Paige Johnson. The advisors for the council are Kathy Sussex and Nancy Paulson.
The Milbank Student Council presented a check of $2,100 to the SDSCA statewide spring Children’s Miracle Network project. By tradition, the SDSCA spring fundraising project is focused on the theme “Kids Helping Other Kids.” The total raised this year at the high school level was over $38,000.
The convention also featured a state-wide community service project. The project made over 70 fleece blankets that will be dispersed throughout the state to women/children shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes.
The convention also included its annual business meeting of the SDSCA with the election of state and region officers. Sophia Seffrood was chosen to be Milbank High School’s representative to the Northern Lakes Region.