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Pierre teacher honored with national award

PIERRE (AP) — A Pierre teacher has been honored as an outstanding educator.

Riggs High School English teacher Shana Davis received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award at a ceremony Monday that involved Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state Education Secretary Melody Schopp.

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Davis is the only South Dakota teacher and one of only 40 nationwide to receive the award this year. She'll get $25,000 that she says she likely will put toward her effort to get a master's degree.