VHS students named Regents Scholars Thirty graduating seniors from Vermillion High School are recipients of a Regents' Scholar Diploma awarded by the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs and the South Dakota Board of Regents.
The diplomas recognize students for academic achievement over the course of their high school career. Students earning the award automatically qualify for entry into any of South Dakota's six state-supported universities.
To earn a Regents' Scholar Diploma, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, completing four units each of English, mathematics and science, three units of social studies, two units of one modern or classical language and one-half unit each of fine arts and computer science.
The diplomas are signed by Governor William J. Janklow, Secretary of State Joyce Hazeltine, Education and Cultural Affairs Secretary Ray Christensen, South Dakota Board of Education President Mary Sommervold and Board of Regents President Harvey Jewett.