SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new class of outstanding high school seniors has been selected to receive the third annual Legends for Kids Scholarship. The scholarship is a $5,000 award that recognizes high school student athletes for their exceptional character in leadership in athletics, school and community involvement. This year, the number of recipients increased to eight, up from seven in 2017.
Developed in conjunction with Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends, the scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford and First PREMIER with support from KELOLAND Television, Beal Distributing, Audi of Sioux Falls, Novak Sanitary Service, Argus Leader Media, Dean Foods/Land O’ Lakes, Lamar Advertising, Pepsi-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Principal Financial, Smithfield, Burger King, Great Life Golf & Fitness Club and Schoeneman’s Building Materials. Recipients must use the scholarship for post-secondary education.
The following graduating seniors were selected based on nominations from coaches, teachers and administrators:
- Carter Ades – Sioux Fall Roosevelt
- Regan Benike – Castlewood
- Kylie Carpenter – Waverly/South Shore
- Elizabeth Duncan – Brandon Valley
- Kevin Shan – Madison
- Taylor VanderVelde – Sioux Falls Washington
- Tyler VanHorssen – Sioux Falls Christian
- Topher Zahn – Sioux Falls Washington
The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends program provides learning opportunity for young student-athletes to grow and be inspired in the world of sports by providing different sporting clinics and camps. Each year, celebrity athletes who represent the Legends goals—quality, integrity and character—are brought to Sioux Falls.