W-W SENIOR Hannah Schwartzrock receives a certificate of recognition from Gov. Daugaard.
honored as one of state’s top seniors
Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined in celebrating an accomplished group of graduating seniors and encouraged them to grow their own roots in South Dakota during the Annual Academic Excellence Banquet held in Pierre April 29.
Among those seniors honored was Hannah Schwartzrock, Wolsey-Wessington senior, and daughter of Lee and Jane Schwartzrock.
Hosted by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota and sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation and Citibank, the banquet honored more than 200 students from the state’s public, private and tribal schools.
Schools are asked to identify one student for every 100 graduating seniors based on academic criteria, such as grade-point average and scores on college readiness tests.
“Today we celebrate excellence and this is what it looks like,” ASBSD President Pam Haukaas of the Colome Consolidated school district said.
An impassioned Gov. Daugaard urged students to show their appreciation for the dedication of those closest to them as he reminisced about his parents’ commitment to be there for him.
“Remember all the people who got you here,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Remember that they love you.”