Spinsters Program

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Project Description

Juniors Apply Here


For more information or questions regarding a sponsorship, please contact Samantha Bucknell at 605.681.8346 or sbucknell@embe.org.

Spinsters is an all high school dance and long time tradition of EmBe where high school students come together to plan and execute a dance while raising funds for youth scholarships and programming needs. Juniors and seniors selected on the planning committee take on roles to build their personal development and leadership skills. Over 1,500 high school students attend this annual dance.

Save the date! Spinsters 2020 will be on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30pm to Midnight at The District. 

Individual tickets $25
Couples tickets (2) $40

Applications open Monday, November 4, and close on Friday, December 13, at 5:00pm. 

Each fall, EmBe accepts applications from high school juniors interested in serving a two-year term on the Spinsters Committee. Four juniors and four seniors from each high school make up the committee at the following schools: Lincoln, O’Gorman, Roosevelt, and Washington.

Eligibility requirements for participants include:
Entering Junior Year of high school in Fall 2019
GPA – 2.5 or higher
Active community service (i.e. church, civic organizations, etc.)
Must notify the Spinster adviser if you have a school suspension violation or drug/alcohol violation
Participate in Spinster fundraising with specific school and individual goals
Participate in Committee Meetings every Tuesday starting January 14 at EmBe downtown on 300 W 11th St. from 3:45-4:45pm (various meetings subject to be canceled based on holiday/test timing) 
Secure (2) adult chaperones for the Spinster dance on March 28
Ability to fulfill a two-year term on the committee

Applicants must submit one (1) reference letter (in addition to this online registration) to be eligible for Spinsters. Your reference letter is due Monday, December 16 at 5 pm.

Reference letter must be from a teacher, school counselor/advisor, employer or clergy member – no relatives.

Please email or drop off reference letter to Samantha Bucknell, Spinsters Advisor, with both your name and the person submitting the letter to the following:
ATTN: Samantha Bucknell, Spinsters Advisor
300 W. 11th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 

Questions or requests about the reference letter? Contact Samantha at 605.681.8346 or sbucknell@embe.org

The selection process requires a non-refundable program fee of $30.00 after notification of admittance into the committee. As a committee member, you will carrying on an 80+ year tradition and help women and families in the community. We look forward to reviewing your application for participation in this year’s program!

Junior Application Here

Save the date! Saturday, March 28, 2020
8:30pm-Midnight at The District

Tickets will be on sale March 2020 at the following locations: Roosevelt, Washington, O’Gorman, Lincoln, and EmBe Downtown on 300 W. 11th Street.

*Keep in mind this event has a no re-entry policy, which means once a student leaves, they are not permitted to come back into the dance. Students may continue to check in at the front doors and we will let new attendees in, when others leave.

Thank you to our 2019 Spinsters Sponsors for their generosity and support!

Lead Sponsor
Year Round Brown Tanning Salons

Photo Booth Sponsor
Cold Stone Creamery

Success Sponsors
Vern Eide Motor Cars
Sarah and Steve Sarbacker
River Ridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Center
Shalista Portrait Art

Making a Difference Sponsors
South Dakota Equity Partners
Dr. Timothy Walker – Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Thornton Flooring
Climate Systems
Meierhenry Sargent, LLP
The Amy Stockberger Team
Baete-Forseth HVAC
Radke Law Office

Supporting Sponsors
Restaurant Design Equipment & Supply
Bierschbach Equipment & Supply
Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital
Aaron Smith Insurance
Janklow Law Firm
JLG Architects
Creative Surfaces
Sky Zone
Scooter’s Coffee
Bagel Boy
Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home
Loyalty Homes
SD Corn Council
Lockwood Law

Thank you to our Seniors on the 2021-2022 committee! 

Ratnashree Baireddy
Abbie DeKramer
Emily Ekstrum
Lilli Eppinga

Grace Bengford
Chantalle Galbavy
Ellie Gould
Jasy Miller

Brooklyn Christie
Maddie Girouard
Jada Hortness
Orion Stadlman

Halle Johnson
Addy Madsen
Laura Nolan
Taylor Olson

For more information or questions about volunteering at the Spinsters dance, please contact Samantha Bucknell at 605.681.8346 or sbucknell@embe.org.

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