15 Local HS Graduates Receive Build Dakota Scholarships

15 graduating high school students in the surrounding area were honored as Build Dakota Scholarship recipients Tuesday.

Clayton Deuter, the VP of Enrollment Services at Mitchell Technical College, says that the recipients have earned a full ride scholarship to one of the state’s four technical schools.

Deuter says that the program is in its ninth year.

One of the 15 recipients this year is Yankton senior Jace McCorkell, who’s industry partner with the Build Dakota Scholarship is Classic Collision and Frame, Inc in Menno, will be attending Southeast Technical College to study Collision Repair and Refinished Technology.

McCorkell says that he encourages future graduating students interested in going to a technical college to apply for the Build Dakota Scholarship.

Once Build Dakota scholarship recipients have graduated from their respective technical college, they go on to work with their industry partner for three years.