2023 Award of Excellence: Ben Walter, Tartan High School

Ben Walter

Award of Excellence Characteristic: Achievement, Community, Courage

Nominated by: Ryann Dear & Karen Hyers

Parent/Guardian: Jennifer Walter and Rick Walter

Schools Attended: Gethsemane Lutheran School, Tartan Senior High School

High School Experience: I have been more than impressed with my experiences with the staff and community of Tartan. Despite having no experience in a larger school, I found myself in a community that accepted me, and received highly useful lessons from great teachers.

Future Plans: I plan on studying mathematics at South Dakota State University, and continuing to improve myself physically and mentally.

Mentor and Why Selected: Ms. Karen Hyers has throughout the last year helped me significantly as my Calc. teacher, restored my love for math with new challenges, and has been an incredible help to me this year, from simple advice to scholarships and recommendations.