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Contacts: Robert T. Tad Perry, Executive Director
Tracy Mercer, Information Research Analyst
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For Immediate Release 9 April 2003

Two Students Win Fowler-Kaden Memorial Scholarship

PIERRE- The South Dakota Board of Regents awarded the 2003-2004 Annis Irene Fowler-Kaden Scholarship to two South Dakota high school students.  The recipients, Alana Bergeleen and Jamie Marquardt, will each receive a $1,200 award.

The Annis Irene Fowler-Kaden Scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to major in elementary education at a South Dakota public university.  The scholarship was established in 1989 by the family of Annis Irene Fowler-Kaden to recognize and continue Annis' dedication to education.  Born in Grant County, South Dakota, to a family of English immigrants, Annis Fowler began a teaching career in 1927 that spanned nearly 50 years.  She obtained her B.A. degree from Northern Normal School and eventually specialized in teaching young students with various learning disabilities.

Alana Bergeleen is a senior at Wessington Springs High School and Jamie Marquardt is a senior at Canistota Public School. Bergeleen plans to attend Northern State University in the fall and Marquardt plans to attend Black Hills State University. 


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Alana Bergeleen                        Jamie Marquardt

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