PIERRE, S.D. -- One of two South Dakota high school students awarded the 2016-2017 Annis Irene Fowler-Kaden Scholarship from the South Dakota Board of Regents plans to study elementary education at the University of South Dakota.
The recipients, Abby Rank and Tayla Weber, will each receive a $1,000 award. Rank graduated from Stevens High School in Rapid City and will be a freshman this fall at USD.
The Annis Irene Fowler-Kaden Scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to major in elementary education at a South Dakota public university. The scholarship was established in 1989 by the family of Annis Irene Fowler-Kaden to recognize and continue Annis' dedication to education. Born in Grant County, South Dakota, to a family of English immigrants, Annis Fowler began a teaching career in 1927 that spanned nearly 50 years. She obtained her B.A. degree from Northern Normal School and eventually specialized in teaching young students with various learning disabilities.