Help for Special Education Majors

3rd Annual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship Awarded

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...
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2nd Annual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship Awarded

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...
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Respite Care

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.

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