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Awards

Director's Choice Award


The Director's Choice award is voted on by the SDHSAA Board of Directors and is awarded to one entry amongst all three classes.


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.

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 Bridgewater-Emery High School and their coach, Cherie Ramsdell.

  • This year's Class B CHAMPION is Northwestern High School and their coach, Jennifer Schell.

  • The Class A RUNNER-UP is Vermillion High School and their coach, Justin Brunick.

  • This year's Class A CHAMPION is Parker High School and their coach, Dave Fuller.

  • The Class AA RUNNER-UP is Brookings High School and their coach, John Livingston.

  • This year's Class AA CHAMPION is SF Roosevelt High School and their coach, Lisa Dresch.

State Visual Arts

New Faulkton Mural Brings History to Life

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Jonathan Imafidor and Dotun Popoola's recently completed Faulkton mural tells the story of the last wild buffalo hunt in the area.

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Landmarks : Holy Spirit Chapel, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The Holy Spirit Chapel, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Corson County, is a rare example of stone, late 19th century, Gothic Revival architecture in South Dakota.

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Landmarks : Last Depots on the Road to LeBeau

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The Minneapolis St. Louis line never quite could compete with the railroad Goliaths. Nonetheless, the little line left an imprint on Northeast South Dakota.   

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