PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY BARB BERNDT
Caleb Berndt was invited to the 2021 Academic Excellence event held by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota in conjunction with Governor Kristi Noem at the Capitol Building in Pierre on April 30. The 31st annual Academic Excellence Recognition event honored the top 1 percent of students, academically, in the 2021 graduating class! To honor their dedication to academic success, each student received a certificate, commemorative pin, medallion, and had their photo taken with Governor Noem. Caleb Berndt is the son of Randy and Barb Berndt and valedictorian of the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School class of 2021.