These students are Michael Brekhus, Niels Harden, Leann Maska, Jason Noble, Heather Stevens Spader and Jill Sternquist.
"Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is one of the highest achievements a medical student can attain," said Dr. Tim Ridgway, Sanford School of Medicine's dean of clinical faculty.
The society's constitution states, "Alpha Omega Alpha is organized for educational purposes exclusively and not for profit, and its aims shall be the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools, the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and graduates, and the recognition of high attainment in medical science, practice, and related fields."
Brekhus is the son of Jim and Kris Brekhus and Don and Cherie Brown, Rapid City. He resides in Rapid City.
Harden is the son of Ross and Linda Harden of Le Mars, IA. He currently lives in Sioux Falls.
Maska is the daughter of Dan and Deb Broders of Yankton. She resides in Sioux Falls.
Noble is the son of Larry and Marsha Noble of Rapid City. He lives in Rapid City.
Stevens Spader is the daughter of Michael G. Stevens of Dulles, VA. She currently resides in Sioux Falls.
Sternquist is the daughter of Dr. John and Nancy Sternquist, Yankton. She now lives in Sioux Falls.