Academic Excellence Recognition

Congratulations to Kamryn Schwartz, our Sioux Valley recipient of the state's Academic Excellence Recognition!

On Monday, May 9th, Governor Kristi Noem and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota honored students who were identified as the top one percent of their senior class, from the state’s Public, Private, and Tribal/BIE schools as part of the 32nd Annual Academic Excellence Recognition event. 

“I am just so proud of you and all your academic accomplishments. I think it’s phenomenal the way you’ve applied yourself,” Gov. Noem shared with students during the event, adding the state is “committed to you and what you’d like to do in your future.”

“We want you to achieve the highest level of your dreams.” ASBSD President Eric Stroeder added the hope is for these special students to share their talents with the people of South Dakota in the future.

“Many of us hope you will stay in South Dakota and become the next generation of leaders for our state,” Stroeder said. “We need your talents and skills. We need your ideas and creativity. We need you to continue to push our great state forward.”

Congratulations Kamryn!