Washington, DC— U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today the induction of seventeen Pennington County students to the National Honor Roll. The National Honor Roll program recognizes students for superior academic achievement.
Inductees are Jerome Roberts, Talio Roberts Jr., Damon Lappe, Melinda Leszcynski, Amira Loveridge, Bradley Kessinger, Brian Faircloth, Travis Charfauros and Caleb Distel of Box Elder; Lincoln Smith, Marla Kelly and Tate Guptill of Quinn; Mark Trask and Mick Trask of Wasta; Rhonda Airheart of New Underwood; Bobbi-Jo Tuschen of Hill City and Carl Johnson of Ellsworth.
“National Honor Roll inductees have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and are considered to be among the top students in the state,” said Johnson. “I am proud that so many of South Dakota’s students are being nationally recognized for their academic excellence.”
Each year the National Honor Roll program honors exemplary students from across the country. To qualify, middle or high school students must earn a B or higher average. Extra curricular activities are also considered. This year, 547 South Dakota students were honored with induction.
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