Greetings Sophomores,

I hope your 2022 is off to a productive start. February is a month commonly associated with loving others, but I want to challenge you to recognize the things you love about yourself and find gratitude in your growth.

Attention sophomore leaders! Applications for HOBY, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar, are now available! Central sends ONE current sophomore. HOBY is a 4-day youth leadership camp on the campus of Dakota State University. All expenses except travel are paid. If you are a 10th grader interested in school or community leadership, please consider applying! Learn more at Obtain an application by emailing  Applications are due tomorrow!


On Friday, January 28th Deni with Build Dakota presented to students enrolled in the Introductory courses of Health Services, Construction and Technical Trades, Ag, Food and Natural Resources and Computer Arts & Sciences. Students had the opportunity to learn about the opportunities available to them once they graduate high school for careers in those areas.


“It was fun to learn about all the opportunities that we can get in healthcare, right here in South Dakota.” Kaydence Fines & Emily Hassett, 10th grade Introduction to Health Services students.


To learn more about the Build Dakota programs, visit


Bobbie Jo Donovan



School Activities = future success

Did you know… that getting involved in some sort of extracurricular activity can set you apart when applying for college and scholarships?  Extracurricular activities allow students to explore and focus interests.  College admissions departments report that getting involved in activities helps students learn to be challenged in different ways and set goals for themselves outside of the classroom.  It is important to start this process early in high school and not wait until junior/senior year.

For more information about why extracurricular activities are important for the college admission process and scholarships, read —Why Extracurricular Activities Matter in College Admissions | IvyWise

For a list of school athletics and activities, visit — Rapid City Central High School (


Native American Students: The College Horizons program is remote this year! The pre-college workshop is designed to assist students in the college-going process. Find connections with 50+ partner institutions. The application and more information can be found at the link here.

Katie Baskerville & Jenny Griffin, Grade 10 Counselors