This Scholar of the Week is a Sioux Valley Senior with big aspirations.
Tyson DeGroot is a man with a plan. The Volga teen stays busy in the classroom, juggling classes like Physics and English.
"Yes, he is very busy," Sioux Valley Teacher Karen Janssen said. "I don't know how he does it."
But his day doesn't end when the final bell rings.
"I try to balance track, baseball, FFA, doing my chores and calving and so it leaves a little time for homework at night," DeGroot said.
DeGroot has also excelled on the field. He'll attend Dakota Wesleyan this fall on a football scholarship and study Biology. And he's already looking down the road to medical school.
DeGroot's teachers say he'll excel in the medical field.
"Tyson is very respectful, he is a kind person," Janssen said.
DeGroot says his teachers have helped prepare him for his future.
"We're really close knit, they're giving and we're trying to help when we can and then they offer us help when we need it and if you're falling behind in class they come up to you and get you back on track," DeGroot said.
And you could say his experience at Sioux Valley helped him with one more decision about his future.
"I plan on basing my career at a rural area because that's where they need the most help," DeGroot said.
Sounds like this senior has things all planned out.
"I want to give the rural community the help they deserve," DeGroot said.
For being named our Scholar of the Week, DeGroot will receive a $100 scholarship from Sioux Valley Energy, which is a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.
Sunday, April 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:30:09 GMT
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