The best and brightest from the Class of 2020 are being recognized for their academic achievements during their high school career.

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the 30th Annual Academic Excellence Luncheon was cancelled.

However, Gov. Kristi Noem and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) set out to honor the nearly 200 students, who were identified as the top one percent of their senior class, from the state’s public, private and tribal schools, to celebrate their academic accomplishments.

Students designated as their district’s honoree(s) received a certificate, letter signed by Gov. Noem and South Dakota pin.

The Dakota Valley School District had two honorees to represent the school: Caden Peters and Jensyn Younger.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.