Inspiring Academic Excellence

Established in 1995, the Pierre Educational Foundation promotes the further educational development of the Pierre Public School District students, staff and graduates by the delivery of quality educational opportunities and resources.



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Wall of Honor

View our eWall of Honor – An ongoing, electronic wall of honor for staff of the Pierre School District.

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The Pierre Educational Foundation awarded almost $80,000 in scholarships to T.F. Riggs seniors on May 4, 2023. Congratulations to the following students, we look forward to watching you succeed in all your future endeavors. The Edith and Richard Warder Scholarship: Madison OedekovenThe Pierre Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Brecken KruegerThe Marjorie and Fritz Forney Scholarship: Skyler RuthThe Charles "Lindy" and Shirley Feeney Scholarship: Maya ShorterThe Dennis and Shirley Eisnach Family Scholarship: Autumn IversonThe Herbert and Irene Emde Scholarship: Kara WeissThe Shaw Family Scholarships: Jacob Mayer, Hudson Allen, and Madilyn BrakkeThe Swan Family Scholarships: Robert Arnold and Mason DellThe Mortenson Family Scholarship: Khalan SmartThe Spilde Family Scholarships: Tyler Payer and Sydney TedrowThe James and Gertrude Mueller Scholarship: Hudson AllenThe Alvin Benesh Engineering Scholarship: Jacob MayerThe Schliessmann Family Scholarship: Skyler RuthThe Brabander Family Memorial Scholarship: Emma HuntThe Evenlyn Benesh Music Scholarship: Tyler WantPlease join us in congratulation these exceptional students! For more information on the Pierre Educational Foundation scholarships, please visit our website. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Pierre Educational Foundation would like to congratulate the BankWest 2023 Educator of Excellence Winner-- Megan Deal! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Pierre Educational Foundation celebrated the 67 Scholars of Excellence last night at the 2023 Evening of Excellence. We will post the Foundation's scholarship winners in the the coming days. While you wait for those, please enjoy some photos from that evening. We would love to see your photos as well, please feel free to add them in the comments. Congratulations to the Class of 2023! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Pierre Educational Foundation will hold it's annual Evening of Excellence for the 2023 Scholars of Excellence this evening. We are thrilled to have this occasion to honor this year's top students, as well as the 25 BankWest Educator of Excellence finalists. This event would not be possible without the contributions of our sponsors.The Foundation is thankful to BankWest for being our Presenting Sponsor of this event and continuing to support the students and educators in our community. We also want to thank our supporting sponsors. These sponsors are great community and Pierre School District supporters. Black Hills Federal Credit UnionBrittney Schiefelbein Agency – American Family InsuranceBrakke Financial ServicesCathy Sonnenschein PropertiesClausen and RiceDelta Dental of South Dakota Edward Jones – Carol GenglerMaher Dental ClinicMay AdamRiter Rogers, LLPSlumberland Furniture ... See MoreSee Less
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Today's featured Scholar of Excellence is Jayden Wiebe. Congratulations, Jayden!Each of the Pierre Educational Foundation Scholars of Excellence have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or better at TF Riggs. PEF will highlight each of the scholars over the next few weeks, leading up to the 2023 Evening of Excellence.#2023scholarofexcellence ... See MoreSee Less
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