Babb chosen scholar of week

Babb chosen scholar of week
Touchstone Energy, Clay Union Electric and KFSY are pleased to announce that Brittney Babb, daughter of Della Plume, Vermillion, has been chosen as the scholar of the week.

Babb attends Vermillion High School. She is being honored this week, and her accomplishments were featured on KSFY Television Jan. 12 during the 6 p.m. news. Babb was nominated by Patty Larsen, guidance counselor for Vermillion High School.

What does it take to be a Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week? It's not just about grades or athletic ability. It takes a well-rounded individual that excels in the classroom and the community.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives such as Clay Union Electric along with KSFY Television have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school seniors throughout the region.

Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week has been celebrating the achievements of high school seniors since 2002. Recipients are highly motivated high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. This program was founded on the four pillars of Touchstone Energy: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and a Commitment to Community. For more information on the program please call your local Touchstone Energy cooperative.

Babb currently has a 3.69 GPA at Vermillion High School. Her school activities include: varsity letter winner � volleyball, basketball and track; two year State Track Meet qualifier, 2005 State A track 4×400 champion, 2005 State A track 4×200, third place; 2005 State A track medley eighth place; Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Member of 2005 Home Town Hero Character, VHS Honors Program student, National Honor Society member and a Head Start student mentor.

"Brittney Babb is one of the most motivated students I have ever worked with. She is the type of student who consistently seeks to challenge herself � taking every Advanced Placement course Vermillion High School offers (and starting them during her junior year versus the typical senior year time frame)," Larsen said. "She does not concern herself simply with her GPA; she takes these classes to broaden her knowledge and ensure that she is well prepared for her post-secondary pursuits. What I appreciate most about Brittney is the way she is willing to give of her time for others. She serves as a mentor to pre-school Head Start students, providing them with time, attention and enrichment activities.

"As a member of the National Honor Society, she has worked to organize several blood drives to benefit the Sioux land Blood Bank. She is just an outstanding student, but more importantly a true person of character," Larsen said. "This has not gone unnoticed in our community, as she was chosen a 2005 Home Town Hero of Character because of her determination to succeed, as well as her consideration of others. Brittney Babb has the desire and determination needed to succeed in life, but more importantly she has the qualities of character that will enrich the lives of all who come in contact with her."

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