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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( October 6, 1998)
ERICSSON SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT SDSM& T FOR MCCOOK CENTRAL SENIOR
Ericsson Fund To Sponsor Math/ Science Appreciation Workshop in Salem October 22- 23
A McCook Central senior who plans to attend the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) will be eligible to receive a $ 1,500 scholarship from the newly established Ericsson Scholarship Fund. The fund is administered by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Foundation and is in honor of Ivar and Camilla Ericsson. Ivar attended Salem High School in the 1920’ s and Camilla was a rural school teacher, many of whose students ( plus their three children) attended Salem High.
The Ericsson Scholarship will be awarded annually to assist one senior from McCook Central High School who wishes to attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to major in engineering, science, or mathematics. Selection will be made by the SDSM& T Scholarship Committee and will be based on academic performance and recommendation by McCook Central High School faculty and administration. Interested students or parents may contact either Gene Danielson, McCook Central math teacher, or Sharon Colombe, Director of Financial Aid, SDSM& T Enrollment Management Services at 1- 800- 544- 8162.
In addition, the Ericsson Fund is sponsoring a workshop at McCook Central on October 22 and 23. The workshop will be presented by Rapid City- based Science Linkages in the Community ( SLIC), which offers scientific- based, fun, educational training for children and adults through hands- on activity sessions presented on- site at schools. Goals of the program include building critical thinking skills, improving self- esteem, and providing the community with a core of youth leaders in the areas of science and math. SLIC seeks to “ spark the interest” of middle school, junior high and senior high students in the areas of engineering, science, and math. The program encourages students to WANT to learn. A group of local high school seniors will be trained to administer the workshop to 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.
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