Gregoire nominated scholar of the week

Gregoire nominated scholar of the week
Clay Union Electric, a member of Touchstone Energy, and KSFY are pleased to announce that Robert Gregoire of Wakonda High School, son of Tim and Johanna Gregoire, has been named Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week.

Gregoire was nominated by Cheryl Knudson, guidance counselor for Wakonda High School.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, such as Clay Union Electric, along with KSFY Television, have joined 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.


Gregoire is a 3.42 student and has been on the A/B honor roll all four years of high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Yankton Press & Dakotan A+ Student Academic Letter Winner. He is currently taking AP English through NSU.

Gregoire was an honors and awards jazz band member in grades 9, 10, 11. He was the master of ceremonies for coronation his junior year. He received the Good Attendance Award in grades 9, 10, 11.

Gregoire took part in athletics, with track all four years. In basketball he was team MVP, and Tri-Valley Conference, region and state champion, years 9, 10, 11, and All Conference Academic Team his junior year.

He was in cross country all four years of high school and was team MVP. He was the Tri-Valley Conference Champion, Region 3B, 3A Champion and State B Champion for the last two years.

Gregoire was a letter winner in all sports. He was a Leadership Team Captain for his junior and senior years. He was a class officer for his junior and senior years and was on the Student Council in grades 9, 10 and 12.

Gregoire has also volunteered for community service at St. Patrick's Church, prepared food for and served at The Banquet in Yankton, and was the town clean up referee for elementary basketball games. He also planned for and helped construct the outdoor Eckert Family Memorial at the Wakonda School in the summer of 2005.

Cheryl Knudson was his nominator and had this to say about him:

"Rob is a neat young man with a great work ethic," Knudson said. "He has followed college prep curriculum and is currently one of only two students taking AP classes at our school. We are fortunate for all the recognition he has brought to our community through his success in cross country and track. Rarely do we have an athlete of his caliber, but you would never hear Rob boasting about his success. He is a positive young man, a great role model for our younger students."

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