Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Shelby VanDriel.
Shelby is a senior at Scotland High School.
She has a 3.99 grade point average.
And she already has a bit of a jump on her career after school.
Shelby VanDriel is not taking it easy in her senior year at Scotland High School. You can feel overworked just by listening to her class load. "I'm taking Government, Physics, Band, AP Calculus, English, Personal Finance and next semester I will take Medical Terminology."
And in addition to her classes, Shelby is also the student body president and plays for Scotland's basketball team. But she is already working towards what she believes will be her future career. "Actually I'm doing my senior project this year shadowing a pharmacist I shadowed down In Yankton at the hospital and I'm thinking about shadowing the local pharmacist here in Scotland."
And it is that desire to do more and get ahead that makes her stand out and provides inspiration to others. Kevin Janish is Shelby's science teacher. "One of the things that she does is she's not what we call a vocal leader. She leads by example and she is a very good example for younger students and younger athletes. Just with her work ethic and her very good attitude."
And with graduation just a few short months away, it's no surprise that Shelby has her next step figured out as well. "I'm planning on going to SDSU for pre-pharmacy for my first two years and then apply for the college of pharmacy up there as well."
For being named our Scholar of the Week, Shelby will receive a $100 scholarship from Bon Homme-Yankton Electric Association...which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.