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Best In Show Award

The Best in Show award is awarded to one entry in each class, regardless of category, with the highest ranking from the State Gallery judges.

This year's Class B BEST IN SHOW, with 199 out of 210 possible points in the Painting (Oil and Acrylic) category, is Jessica Jaeger from Bridgewater-Emery High School.
This year's Class A BEST IN SHOW, with 195 out of 210 possible points in the Painting (Watercolor) category, is Vivian Steckline from Spearfish High School.
This year's Class AA BEST IN SHOW, with 193 out of 210 possible points in the Three-Dimensional (3D) category, is Hailey Wagner from Yankton High School.

 

Overall Team Champion Award

The Overall Team Champion Award is awarded to one school in each class that accumulates the most sweepstakes points across all State Gallery categories.

The Class B RUNNER-UP is Northwestern High School and their coach, Jennifer Schell.
This year's Class B CHAMPION is Parker High School and their coach, Dave Fuller.
The Class A RUNNER-UP is Vermillion High School and their coach, Justin Brunick.
This year's Class A CHAMPION is Spearfish High School and their coach, Lisa Howard.
The Class AA RUNNER-UP is SF Washington High School and their coach, Matt Schuldt.
This year's Class AA CHAMPION is Brookings High School and their coach, John Livingston.

State Visual Arts

Landmarks : Round Barns in South Dakota

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Landmarks : Trinity Church in Kimball

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The historic Holy Trinity Church, just south of Kimball, is a landmark beloved by I-90 travelers and exemplary of the Bohemian religious architecture Czech immigrants brought to Brule County.

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Landscapes : Custer National Forest

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Located in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the American West, the Custer National Forest is one of South Dakota's (and Montana's) best kept secrets 

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