A 14-year-old Tea High School student was killed Friday when a plane she was riding in with her grandfather crashed in a corn field near Viborg, SD.
Destiny Karpinen was a freshman at Tea High School.
Superintendent Jennifer Lowery and Principal Collin Knudson released this statement:
"Destiny was a model student and person. She was active within our fine arts and student body. Her kindness, politeness, and smile will forever be in our hearts. Words cannot describe the loss and pain her and her grandfather's death are bringing to our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and students grieving this wonderful young lady. "
Karpinen had been a guest on KDLT News Today earlier this year to discuss Girl Scout Cookie Sales. She was a top 10 seller in North and South Dakota.