Milbank student named Borlaug Scholar

Milbank Ag Ed
FFA Advisor

Milbank agriculture education students Claire Mischel, Halli Essington, Cassidy Christians, Katie Stodolski and Katie Wollschlager participated in the South Dakota Youth Institute held on April 16 at the South Dakota State University in Brookings. Claire Mischel earned recognition as the Borlaug Scholar and will represent South Dakota at the Global Youth Institute in Iowa this fall.

The South Dakota Youth Institute is a life-changing experience where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in South Dakota and around the world. Students research issues they care about, and propose their ideas to solve these grand challenges.

At the South Dakota Youth Institute, participating high school students have the opportunity to:

• Present research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with statewide experts.

• Connect with other student leaders from across South Dakota to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships.

• Explore the issues, current research and opportunities to make a difference at South Dakota State University,

• Interact with global leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in South Dakota working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.

Student’s papers was evaluated by The World Food Prize Board of Reviewers. This distinguished group of educators and experts was established to mentor and personally encourage students. Reviewers write thoughtful, personalized feedback to each student who participates in the Youth Institute.

The South Dakota Youth Institute is hosted by South Dakota State University with the generous support of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and the College of Education and Human Science.

Jerry Janisch is the Milbank agriculture education instructor.

From left: Claire Mischel, Halli Essington, Katie Stodolski, Cassidy Christians, Katie Wollschlager. Courtesy photo