Celebrity Mike Rowe’s visit to South Dakota last year to promote technical school education has inspired him to help fund scholarships for those students.
“The more we learn, the more we can build better and better robots to help us drive cars, explore space, do very detailed surgery and many other tasks unimaginable to our parents and our parents’ parents.” That’s a fifth-grader explaining why this program is so important. Doesn’t that make you want to learn more?
“I could say his name in a lot of circles, and people wouldn’t know him,” Mayor Paul TenHaken said. “But the impact that Rich is having in our city is tremendous.” Meet Rich Merkouris, a servant leader with a big vision.