VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota students honored military veterans through a writing contest and oral presentations that were judged by Vermillion members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and USD’s ROTC unit
USD’s School of Education and the Vermillion VFW collaborated on the effort intended to promote student awareness of veterans' sacrifices and contributions to society.
The winners, chosen Friday: First place ($150), Destiny Leftwich, a senior elementary education major from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; second place ($100), Catheryn Kunz, a senior elementary education major from North Sioux City, South Dakota; and third place ($50), Megan Ohlendorf, a graduate student studying clinical mental health counseling from Sioux City, Iowa. Each also will receive a certificate from the Vermillion VFW.