By Dan Bechtold
Bosten Morehart will be spending the summer as an intern at the Winner Advocate.
He will be taking pictures, writing stories and covering events.
The graduate of Winner High School will graduate in the spring of 2024 from South Dakota State University where he is majoring in journalism.
He is the son of Keven and Melanie Morehart. His father is the superintendent of the Winner School District and his mother is a second grade teacher.
Born in Pierre, Morehart lived in Presho until he was three and then the family moved to Philip where his father was the superintendent of schools.
In the summer of 2017 the Moreharts moved to Winner. Shy at first, Bosten soon fit in with the summer youth baseball teams and started making new friends.
A love of photography propelled the college student into journalism.
He started taking pictures during the baseball season his senior year in high school. He had surgery and was not able to play. But he still wanted to be part of the team and record their memories.
He is still doing that and does a great job of capturing action and emotion in a game. You will find Bosten, like Dan Bechtold, on the sideline of football, basketball, baseball games. His photography is not limited to sports and through this internship it is hoped he will be able to expand his ability while meeting new people.
A lot of photography came from his mother. “My mother was always taking pictures of my sibblings and me as we were growing up and in sports. I always used her camera when I was little and would mess around with it,” said Bosten.
“Once I had surgery my senior year and could not play baseball I decided to pick up the camera and capture pictures of my teammates,” he added.
When Bosten was switching majors in college his advisor mentioned journalism was a way to take pictures and report on things.
Bosten has written sports articles for the SDSU Collegian, the weekly college newspaper. This year he will be the assistant sports editor.
He said his favorite thing about journalism is getting to learn more about people or events.
During his high school years in Winner he played football and baseball all four years. He was on the 2019 WHS runner up football team and was on the championship team as a senior.
Bosten said Winner High School prepared him for college by allowing juniors and seniors to take dual credit classes. “Not only did they allow you to get some experience of taking a college class but they also saved you money,” he said.
Bosten has a sister, Madyson who works for the Winner School District and a younger brother Stratton who will be a senior this coming school year.
You will see Bosten around the community this summer taking pictures and interviewing people.