The flag of the state of South Dakota represents the U.S. state of South Dakota with a field of sky blue charged with a version (in navy blue on white) of the state seal in the center, surrounded by gold triangles representing the sun's rays, surrounded in turn by inscriptions in gold sans-serif capitals of "SOUTH DAKOTA" on top and "THE MOUNT RUSHMORE STATE" (the state nickname) on the bottom. The inscription on the bottom was "THE SUNSHINE STATE" before it was changed in 1992. Read the full Wikipedia article.
Albert Einstein said, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others;
it is the only means.” The examples set forth by Federationists sparked an inquisitive
interest in achieving independence that encouraged me to obtain the necessary skills
to become competitive. In the past two years that I have been in the NFB and an
officer of the Missouri Association of Blind Students, others’ modeling of success
encouraged me and showed me that I and others like me can achieve similarly and
reach to new heights.
Each year at the annual convention the National Federation of the Blind awards scholarships
to recognize the achievements of outstanding blind scholars. In addition to a scholarship,
each winner will be brought to the 2009 National Federation of the Blind Annual
Convention in July at Federation expense, providing an excellent opportunity for
high level networking with active blind persons in many, many different professions
and occupations. Check this page regularly for information and application instructions
for the 2009 National Federation of the Blind Scholarships.
What kind of student wins an NFB scholarship? Read about past NFB National Scholarship
recipients in August-September issues of the Braille Monitor. We invite you to read
or listen to the members of the 2007 and 2008 Scholarship Classes and the scholarship
presentations which occured during the convention banquet.
Each year the NFB of South Dakota awards a scholarship to an outstanding blind student
in South Dakota. The scholarship is gibven in loving memory of Karen Mayry, a Past-President
of the South Dakota affiliate, a founding member of the NFB's Diabetics Division,
(Now the Diabetes Action Network, (DAN) and a former member of the National Federation
of the Blind Board of Directors. Addition and the application procedure for the
Karen Mayry Scholarship will be posted shortly. Watch this page and our home page
for further details.