Carlie Appletoft of Aberdeen was awarded the Vietnam War Memorial Scholarship at South Dakota State University for the 2013-14 academic year. Appletoft, an incoming freshman majoring in dietetics at SDSU, is the daughter of Steve and Tammy Appletoft and is a 2013 graduate of the Aberdeen Christian High School, where she was active in band, chorus, basketball, cheer, FCCLA, SADD, drama, school plays, Student Council, flag corps and Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Taylor R. Hermansen has been named Single Soldier Volunteer of the Year. Hermansen is a transportation management coordinator assigned to the 633rd Air Base Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. The specialist has served in the military for two years. She is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Hermansen of Aberdeen and a 2010 graduate of Central High School.