The University of South Dakota senior has studied in Malaga, Spain. She spent two weeks in China with nine other USD students. She has participated in Greek Life as a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and took part in Dance Marathon, helping to raise thousands of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network. She’s been a devoted member of Big Pal, Little Pal for two years; a youth soccer coach in the Vermillion and Yankton area; and on football Saturdays for two seasons, she cheered on the Coyotes from the sidelines as a member of the USD Cheerleading Squad. And, in the past year, she was named a member of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, the premier national honor society recognizing outstanding college seniors.
Badger’s commitment to helping others and being involved in campus and community activities is certainly obvious and that hasn’t gone unnoticed as the elementary and special education major from western South Dakota was named as USD’s 30th recipient of a scholarship from the Fulbright Program—the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. In fact, Badger is USD’s 13th Fulbright Scholar since 1998.
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