|by Lura Roti or South Dakota Farmers Union
South Dakota Farmers Union honored a group of devoted youth for their commitment to community, involvement and leadership development during the 2022 S.D. Farmers Union State Convention held in Huron Dec. 15-16.
The Torchbearer Award is the highest achievement in the S.D. Farmers Union Education Program. To receive the award, a student must complete five years of service. The award showcases the commitment students put toward education and the time they dedicated to serving rural communities.
True to the name of the award, continuing the traditions of the S.D. Farmers Union educational programming is often a priority for those eligible to receive the Torchbearer Award.
The 2022 Torchbearers are: Chaz Blotsky, Hidden Timber; Aeriel Eitreim, Sioux Falls; Ashley Hanson, Britton; Garrett Kruger, De Smet; Connor Hutcheson, Canistota and Jayda Walton, Mitchell.
What does being a Torchbearer mean? 2022 Torchbearers share below.