HS students named Regents Scholar Forty-four graduating seniors from Vermillion High School are recipients of a Regents' Scholar diploma awarded by the South Dakota Department of Education, South Dakota Board of Education 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 may 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, algebra or higher mathematics, and science, three units of social studies, two units of a modern or classical language, one unit of fine arts, and one-half unit of computer science. The diplomas are signed by Gov. M. Michael Rounds, Secretary of State Chris Nelson, Department of Education Secretary Tom Oster, South Dakota Board of Education President Kelly Duncan and Board of Regents President Harvey Jewett. Students receiving a Regents' Scholar diploma from Vermillion are: Killian Knight Alber, Christopher Allen Amdahl, Daniel Martin Amundson, Christopher James Bellis, Hilary Martha Callahan, Christopher Kevin Cameron, Taylor Nicholas Clark, Donica Jean Crichton, Daniel Roger Davies, David James Nies-Donahoe, Alicia Sue Enterman, Rebecca Lynn Hawley, Emily Anna Holoch, Wyatt Matthew Hunter-Johnson, Shannon Marie Jepsen, Erica Christine Johnson, Dominick Edward Jones, Sara Ann Kjose, Richard Leif Knutson, Tia Alexandra Krier, Andrew Joseph Kronaizl, Rosalynn Venetta LaMie, Jiwen Li, Grant Milton Lueders, Karissa Sara Marie Martin, Samuel Brodeen McBride, Leah Ann Tyler Miller, Vivian Ann Moos, Philip Lee Munkvold, Andrew Jonathan Cassel Meyer, Jennifer Elizabeth Noiva, Michael Dean Oberle, Jacob Ryan Plette, David Andrew Rosacker, Cassandra Amanda Schaffer, Justine Victoria Sorensen, Shanon Elizabeth Skillman, Tyler Alexander Steele, April Joy Sun, Michael Jason Szymonski, Joseph Talley, Anthony Charles Thomas, Skylar Wesley Tiahrt, and Jacey Nicole Wipf.
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