The South Dakota State Historical Society will recognize three individuals and two organizations with Governor’s Awards for History for their efforts in preserving state history.
The award winners include Gary Conradi of Sioux Falls, Scott Beehler of Iroquois, Lisa R. Lindell of Brookings, the Brookings County Historical Society & Museum in Volga and the Elkhorn Ridge Development Company of Lakewood, Col. The awards will be presented Friday, April 26, during the annual state history conference in Pierre.
Beehler is the 2019 History Teacher of the Year. He has spent all eight of his teaching years in the Iroquois School District. Using a positive, no-nonsense approach, Beehler presents knowledgeable and enthusiastic lectures that make his lessons more interesting to his students. Beehler says the teaching of history is important because, before students can move into the future, they must first know and understand their past.
(SD State Historical Society)