Nevaeh Kee, 17, has been crowned Miss South Dakota Teen 2023. Kee will be a senior at Faulkton High School in fall. She received the title following the Friday, June 2 ceremony in Brookings.
The Miss South Dakota Teen and Miss South Dakota contests were the same weekend. Madisen Vetter of Aberdeen, who competed as Miss Central States Fair, won the preliminary talent competition singing “For Good” from the Broadway musical “Wicked.”
Miranda O’Bryan of Martin was crowned Miss South Dakota.
Aberdeen Area Community Foundation grants support United Way, Aberdeen Hardball Association
Aberdeen Christian students earn Harold Salem awards
Painting by Aberdeen artist selected for capital art collection
One of 14 new pieces of art purchased for the state’s public art collection was created by Aberdeen artist Daniel Parsons, according to a news release from the South Dakota Arts Council.
The pieces of art were selected by a five-member advisory committee to the council, which reviewed 65 purchase proposals and based its decisions on set review criteria including quality of the work; the artwork’s relevance to South Dakota environment, history, heritage, or culture; professional experience of the artist; permanence and safety, as required for public artworks.
Parsons’ piece is an acrylic painting called Hidden Images.
Pieces acquired this year will be installed for public display later this summer.
Elks recognize scholarship winners, DTOM Veterans Ranch
Northern Electric member places third in Who Powers You electric cooperative contest
Northern baseball player named a SHAPE America Major of the Year
Northern State University student Andrew Wedwick has been named a SHAPE America Major of the Year.
Wedwick is a sophomore physical education major from Viroqua, Wis., and member of the Wolves baseball team.
After college, he intends to find a teaching job in the Midwest, according to a news release from Northern. Wedwick plans to teach physical education and also wants to get into coaching football, basketball or baseball.
“Northern has helped me a lot. I think the staff in particular has been great for me and my development,” Wedwick said in the release. “They are great teachers in the classroom to prepare me for my future. I also have built great relationships with my teachers and I feel that I can talk to them about anything, and they are always there for me for any questions I have.”
The major of the year, awarded annually by the Society of Health and Physical Educators America, honors outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education recreation and dance.
Northern business students participate in data analytics competition
Three Northern State University students participated in a statewide data analytics competition this spring that was open to all South Dakota Board of Regents institutions.
Dante Casanova, William Madler and Brandon Steinhauer competed in the event, which was administered by Dakota State University in Madison. The students were given a dataset of approximately 300,000 records and used predictive analytics techniques to create a model prediction of the probability of credit card default.
“I was excited to try and venture into this project not having much experience at all with doing statistical analysis,” said Steinhauer, of West Fargo, N.D., who graduated last month with a management information systems degree.
Madler, of Bismarck, N.D., said Northern faculty members Scott Peterson and Aaron Scholl of the School of Business invited the students to participate in the competition.
Madler graduated last month with a finance degree.
“They each helped us greatly in getting started and prompting us with new ideas to include in our process,” Madler, who graduated last month with a finance degree, said in a release.
Casanova, of Aberdeen, said he’s grateful for the opportunity to participate in the competition, and he encourages other students with an interest in data analytics to participate next year.
“This experience benefited me because it exposed me to a wide array of analytic techniques that I had not explored in my prior business statistics course,” Casanova, a second-year finance major also pursuing minors in economics and accounting, said in the release.
Ramey publishes book
Northern faculty co-author journal articles
Northern State University faculty members were among the co-authors of a recent blog piece and journal article based on their research surrounding mandatory reporting.
The article, “Mandatory reporting and the retaliation factor,” was published in the Children and Youth Services Review journal. The study was conducted by Franne Sippel of Aberdeen’s Northern Plains Psychological Associates and Northern faculty members Karyl Meister and Jeff Howard.