Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Division of Securities

Winners of the 2011-2012 SD High School Senior Essay Contest

Congratulations to these 2011 - 2012 essay contest winners! Division of Securities Director, Michael Youngberg, recently presented checks to winners of the 2011-2012 South Dakota High School Senior Essay Contest. Photos of the presentations, along with a bit of background information on the winners, are shown below.

First Place - $5000

Shannon Miller, West Central High School; sponsoring teacher, JoAnne Bohl.

Evan Ireland, Rapid City Stevens High School; sponsoring teacher, Deb Reynolds

Division of Securities Director Michael Youngberg with first place winner Shannon Miller from West Central High School and sponsoring teacher, JoAnne Bohl.

Division of Securities Director Michael Youngberg with first place winner Shannon Miller from West Central High School and sponsoring teacher, JoAnne Bohl.
Learn more about Shannon.

Rapid City Stevens High School sponsoring teacher, Deb Reynolds, and first place winner Evan Ireland with Director Youngberg.

Rapid City Stevens High School sponsoring teacher, Deb Reynolds, and first place winner Evan Ireland with Director Youngberg.
Learn more about Evan.

Evan Ireland gives the thumbs up as he celebrates, with Director Youngberg, winning first place in the essay content.

Evan Ireland gives the thumbs up as he celebrates, with Director Youngberg, winning first place in the essay contest.

Second Place - $3000

Kirstie Regas, Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School; sponsoring teacher Penny Brunken

Jussy Tuscherer, Northwestern Area High School; sponsoring teacher, Anne Frericks

Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School sponsoring teacher Penny Brunken and second place winner Kirstie Regas with Director Youngberg.

Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School sponsoring teacher Penny Brunken and second place winner Kirstie Regas with Director Youngberg. Learn more about Kirstie.

Director Youngberg with second place winner, Jussy Tuscherer of Northwestern Area High School.

Director Youngberg with second place winner Jussy Tuscherer of Northwestern Area High School. Not pictured, sponsoring teacher Anne Frericks. Learn more about Jussy.

Third Place - $2,000

Christopher Lee, Dell Rapids St. Mary High School; sponsoring teacher, Amanda Geraets

Katie Stahl, West Central High School; sponsoring teacher, JoAnne Bohl

Sponsoring teacher Amanda Geraets with third place winner Christopher Lee of Dell Rapids St. Mary High School with Director Youngberg

Sponsoring teacher Amanda Geraets with third place winner Christopher Lee of Dell Rapids St. Mary High School with Director Youngberg. Learn more about Christopher.

Director Youngberg with third place winner Katie Stahl and sponsoring teacher JoAnne Bohl of West Central High School

Director Youngberg with third place winner Katie Stahl and sponsoring teacher JoAnne Bohl of West Central High School. Learn more about Katie.

Fourth Place - $1,000

Anthony Vearrier, Plankinton High School; sponsoring teacher, Todd Karst

David Deinert, Parkston High School; sponsoring teacher, Tyler Hockett

Fourth place winner Anthony Vearrier of Plankinton High School and Director Youngberg

Fourth place winner Anthony Vearrier of Plankinton High School and Director Youngberg. Not pictured, sponsoring teacher Todd Karst.
Learn more about Anthony.

Fourth place winner David Deinert of Parkston High School and Director Youngberg

Fourth place winner David Deinert of Parkston High School and Director Youngberg. Not pictured, sponsoring teacher Tyler Hockett. Learn more about David.

Contact Us

445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Phone: 605.773.4823
Fax: 605.773.5953
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Division of Securities
445 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Tel. 605.773.4823
Fax. 605.773.5953