2021-22 ROSE Award
Ayrica and Chuck DeBoer were announced as the 2021-22 ROSE Award winners by the Castlewood Education Foundation. Ayrica and Chuck support the youth by sponsoring “Good Job!” and “Random Acts of Kindness” coupons to be used at Ida’s; spearheading and making lunches for those in need during Covid in 2020 when the school was shut down; hosting movie parties for all; and welcoming everyone, especially kids, into their business after school and home games. They have always put children first!
The ROSE Award recognizes individuals who promote academic excellence and strong character to our youth. All individuals are eligible for nomination for the ROSE Award, including school staff members, community members and business leaders. Each of our previous winners were recognized for the support and guidance they give the students. They have each, in their own way, made a difference in the educational experience of all Castlewood students.
ROSE Award nominations sought
The ROSE Award recognizes individuals who promote academic excellence and strong character to our youth. All individuals are eligible for nomination for the award, which is given annually, including school staff, community members and business leaders. If you would like to nominate someone, mail your nomination and reason why to: Castlewood Education Foundation, PO Box 214, Castlewood, SD 57223.
McEldowney chosen for 2020-21 ROSE Award
The Castlewood Education Foundation presented Deb McEldowney with the ROSE Award for the 2020-21 school year. As the school librarian, Deb has a strong passion for reading and promotes a love for reading to all of her students. She promotes reading through various means, including technology, games, activities and crafts.
Deb always has a welcome and festive atmosphere in the library and hallway outside the library. She is constantly changing decor to go along with holidays or library standards.
Tvedt is 2019-20
ROSE Award recipient
The Castlewood Education Foundation presented Jason Tvedt with the ROSE Award for the 2019-20 school year. Tvedt has served the youth of our community for many years, teaching students sportsmanship, morals and values.
Activities that have grown through his leadership include the summer rec board, youth football and baseball, tournaments and fundraisers. Without his leadership in sports and extra-curricular activities, some youth may have given up on school.
Love for extra-curricular activiters and community service have excelled with this outstanding individual.
Past ROSE Award recipients
2018-19 - Karen Schooley
2017-18 - Nancy Appl
2016-17 - Randy Rudebusch
2015-16 - Darlene Tillma
2014-15 - Cat and Missy Rhody
2013-14 - Ruth Fodness
2012-13 - Dee Vetter
2011-12 - Vicki Bjerke
2010-11 - Sandy Hoitsma
2009-10 - Fred Tillma
2008-09 and prior –
Rev. Terry Drew