South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth will speak to the convention in the afternoon and Brookings author V.J. Smith will give a motivational workshop to the members in the morning.
Other featured speakers will be Dr. Mark Britzman, author and psychologist, Debra Butman-Perkins, professional counselor and registered play therapist supervisor, and Joe Fishbaugher of the Brookings Police Force, who will address children and the Internet. Other workshops will be presented by PTA leaders.
Rep. Herseth will also receive the Friend of South Dakota PTA Award at the convention.
The convention will also address a resolution concerning School Trust Lands presented by President-Elect Bobbie Wirth, of Aberdeen.
The South Dakota State PTA Reflection Awards will be presented along with an ice cream social in the afternoon. All the state winners will be invited along with their parents for the presentation of the awards for Literature, Photography, Music and Visual Arts. All state winners will then go on to the National PTA Reflections.
Carly Bernard, of Vermillion, will receive the 2006 PTA Scholarship Award at the convention luncheon. She is a junior at The University of South Dakota, majoring in education.
The convention is open to all PTA members in the state and registration forms can be found on the PTA Web site or by contacting the state office.