Dakota News Now Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week
Joshua Bern/Vermillion High School
Joshua was presented with a $250 check for his accomplishments by Jackie Williams, Marketing/Communications.
Joshua Bern will be announced as the Touchstone Energy Student of the Week on Dakota News Now November 16th and 17th.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Dakota News Now Television have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school senior's throughout the region. "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" has been celebrating the achievements of high school seniors since 2002. Recipients are highly motivated high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. This program was founded on the four pillars of Touchstone Energy: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and a Commitment to Community. For more information on the program please call your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are local, active members of their communities, dedicated to building our communities and improving our way of life. Since the Scholar of the Week program began, more than $80,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 530 students. The program is a great partnership between local Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and their members and truly captures the commitment that electric cooperatives have to the communities they serve.
Nominations for the weekly awards are submitted by area school principals and faculty, whose selections were based on excellence in the classroom and service in the community.
Previous Clay-Union Electric Winners:
Samual Ward, Vermillion High School
Sydney Kuhnert, Gayville/Volin High School
Mason Schroeder, Vermillion High School
Justin Sorensen, Vermillion High School
Alexander Palecek, Yankton High School
Madisen Martinez, Vermillion High School
Brandon VanOsdel, Gayville-Volin
Hope Knedler, Vermillion
Joe Miller, Vermillion
Katherine Brockevelt, Vermillion
David Wang, Vermillion
As stated by one of his teachers “Joshua is positive, mature, polite, supportive and a friend to EVERYONE! He works hard in class and in life”.
Joshua’s activities include Varsity High School Bowling, VHS Marching Band, VHS Golf Team, Peer Helper, JST Gold Championships Bowling, National Honor Society, Vermillion’s Volunteer Days, many bowling awards: First 300 game in Yankton, 800 Series, High School Bowling State Champion 2019, 2020 & High School Conference Champion. His community involvement includes volunteering in Yankton Summer bowling camps and Food Banks in Sioux Falls and Yankton.
Joshua has participated in AP courses through Mount Marty College and is considering to attend Morningside College in the Fall.
Joshua is the son of Tami Bern of Vermillion.