The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation Scholarship Board selected Kendall O’Hara as their 4th annual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship winner. Kendall is a third-year student at BHSU, double majoring in Elementary and Special Education. She is from Dickinson, North Dakota, where she graduated from Dickinson High School with honors. She is an athlete, a Dean’s List student, on board to assist with the BHSU Elementary Reading Program, was engaged with YJ Friends, and works as a server at Lucky’s 13 Pub. In her free time, Kendall enjoys any outdoor activity, especially hiking and snowboarding. When not appreciating the great outdoors,... Read More
The perpetual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Black Hills State University Senior majoring in Special Education. This year’s deserving recipient was Amanda Kaye Christensen! Amanda is a native of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico where her family ran a bait and tackle shop, her Aunt was a Special Education teacher and she and her sister competed for the title of Miss Fiesta at the Hot Springs Festival. On a fishing trip to the area lakes in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Amanda knew she was home. She began working as a paraprofessional... Read More
The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation members were tickled pink (and green & gold) to award Gabrielle Haefs as their second annual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship recipient. Gabby hails from Rapid City, South Dakota and is a Black Hills State University senior majoring in Elementary Education, with an emphasis on inclusion of students with disabilities into general education classrooms. She is a Dean’s List Student and active on the Women’s Basketball Team. Gabby volunteers her time at Love, Inc; Special Olympics ant the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her career objective is to be the absolute best elementary teacher she... Read More
The perpetual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship was signed into effect by board members with Black Hills State University officials on Thursday, February, 5, 2015 and will be awarded annually to a graduating BHSU Senior majoring in the Special Education Program.
The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation has partnered with the Black Hills Family Support Coordinator and the Black Hills State University Special Education Program to find suitable caregivers for families who desire a Respite Care provider. Because, sometimes the most challenging part of Respite Care is finding someone willing and qualified to help.