MAKENZIE DEAN | Gonzenbach Scholarship
So what would you think if I told you that you are the recipient of the scholarship? (girl laughing) Congratulations Makenzie. Congratulations Makenzie. Oh, this is just so humbling. It feels so good that people like, really like, think I’m going to become a good teacher some day. This is really amazing, this changed my whole life. Is their somebody you’d like to call? Yeah. (laughing) Do you have your phone with you? I have it out there yeah. (phone ringing) Hello. Hey Mom, I’m with the interview committee and I received the scholarship. Awesome kiddo, I’m so proud of you. Thank you. Your on speaker by the way. (laughing) Hey. [Woman in Background] Hi mom, hi. Hi my name is Donald Easton-Brooks, I’m the Dean of the School of Education. You’ve done an outstanding job raising such a wonderful young lady, that is very poised. Oh, thank you. Very incredible young lady. This scholarship is gonna take a huge burden off of my shoulders, and I’m gonna be able to focus more on my studies because of it. I love The University of South Dakota. I love that we get in-field experience and that all of our teachers genuinely care about us and want us to become good teachers. I’m Mackenzie Dee and I’m a sophomore here at The University of South Dakota and I’m majoring in Elementary and Special Education.