Those seven students are John Donahue, SDSU, Emma Jensen, SDSU, Lindsey Nelson, SDSU, Brett Logue, USD, Emily Logue, USD, Chelsa Bohlmann, USD and Kim Henriksen, DSU.
The South Dakota High School to College Transition Report published the results and had strict guidelines, such as: they must graduate from a South Dakota high school in 2004; be first-time students enrolled for 12 or more semester credit hours on the fall 2004 term census date, the 10th day of class; and admitted to a baccalaureate or associate degree program.
The report, however, does not include students who graduated from high school out-of-state, graduated from a South Dakota high school in a year other then 2004, did not enroll in a Board of Regents university in fall of 2004, and were admitted as a special (a non-degree seeking) student.
The purpose of the South Dakota High School to College Transition Report is to help enhance communication between high schools and public universities governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, to provide high schools with information about their graduates' readiness for postsecondary education, and to help universities, high schools, and parents work together to ensure that students are prepared to be productive in college.
"I'm not surprised at the rankings. The W.H.S. class of 2004 was an exceptional class; hard working with good leadership skills. We are proud that they represented our school so well on the Board of Regents report," said guidance counselor Cheryl Knudson.