The Beth Rietz-Walth Education Endowment, administered by the Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation, funds the Beth Rietz-Walth Education Scholarships for CHS seniors of excellent character exhibiting academic excellence and pursuing an education degree with emphasis on special education/speech pathology.
The endowment was established by her daughter, Janelle Rietz-Kamenar, along with many family and friends.
Beth was a Speech and Language Pathologist for the Aberdeen Public School System for 25 years from 1969 to 1993 and received a Teacher of the Year Award. She enjoyed teaching in so many ways whether it was through the school district, as a Sunday School teacher, as a 4-H Leader, or through teaching English as a Second Language.
She began the first hearing impaired speech program in the Aberdeen Public Schools and taught speech to those nine children for many years. They remembered her so much that they came back to see her in the summer of 2021.
Beth passed away at the age of 90 on October 26, 2022.
Those wishing to help support the growth of the Beth Rietz-Walth Education Endowment are asked to contact the Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation.
For more information about the Beth Rietz-Walth Education Endowment, please contact the Foundation Office at 605-725-7118 or Gretchen.Sharp@k12.sd.us.