Our "Scholar of the Week" carries an impressive 4.0 grade point average.
That is an accomplishment in and of itself.
But how about this? He has already operated his own small business.
Carrying a 4.0 grade point average is never easy, no matter what your classes are. But listen to the classes Wyatt Warkenthien is taking to get that 4.0. "Calculus, Physics, Sociology, English 4, Ag 4."
All high level, tough classes. And add band and choir on top of that. But it's not just his class work that got our attention. In addition, last Summer, Wyatt leased the town's former drive-in restaurant and operated it itself with some friends he hired. Yes, he has already run his own small business. "It was really good. It was a nice summer, not too windy or cold like a couple summers before and so had a really good business. A lot of support from the community."
And anyone who knows Wyatt is not surprised by his success, either as a small businessman or as a student. Don Tonak has Wyatt as a student in his farm management class. "It's a lot of financial information, calculating a lot of ratios, profits and losses, things like that and he does an excellent job with that as he does in his other classes."
Wyatt says he is going to attend Northern State University in Aberdeen and as you might imagine, he has a specific plan. "I'd like to pursue a career in business and finance."
For being named our Scholar of the Week, Wyatt will receive a $100 scholarship from Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, which is a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.
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