SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — You may have heard of Emily’s Hope, the non-profit started by KELOLAND’s Angela Kennecke to help people get addiction treatment. In addiction, Angela has also started an art scholarship in her daughter’s name.
21-year-old Emily Groth was a talented artist who received an art scholarship to USD, before dying of fentanyl poisoning.
On Friday, KELOLAND Media Group General Manager Jay Huizenga helped to add to that scholarship fund for South Dakota students who want to study fine art. Huizenga won the grant money through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation and is giving it back to the scholarship fund set up there in Emily’s name.
“To help art students in the future get scholarships through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is very special to me because she’s taking the tragedy and putting together something that is a testament to what Emily’s talent when we as alive and I think that’s just a great combination,” Huizenga said.
You can view Emily’s art yourself at the Emily’s Hope Art Show at the Washington Pavilion from April 20 to June 2.