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.
The recipient of this year's Director's Choice award, from the Class AA Drawing category, is Audrey Harms from Brookings High School.
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 198 out of 210 possible points in the Print Making category, is Peyton Groft from Northwestern High School.
This year's Class A BEST IN SHOW, with 195 out of 210 possible points in the Photography category, is Jake Oehler from Vermillion High School.
This year's Class AA BEST IN SHOW, with 200 out of 210 possible points in the Three-Dimensional (3D) category, is McKenzie Brandt from SF Washington 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 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
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