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SDPB earns national award

South Dakota Public Broadcasting has earned the 2014 State Award for Outstanding Service from the National Federation of State High School Associations. The award recognizes SDPB’s coverage of high school achievement events on SDPB Television and SDPB Online.

“We are thrilled to win national recognition and honored that the South Dakota High School Activities Association chose to nominate SDPB for this award,” said Julie Andersen, executive director of SDPB.

The nomination mentioned SDPB’s comprehensive coverage and the opportunities offered for high school media students to work on productions. Each year, SDPB covers more than 30 events — in partnership with the SDHSAA — that highlight talented high school students from throughout the state in sports, music, drama and speech.

“Congratulations, the SDHSAA is proud to announce that SDPB has been selected,” said Wayne Carney, executive director of the South Dakota Association. “SDPB has been a great partner.”

Assistant Executive Director John Krogstrand stated, “The coverage that SDPB provides to High School Activities in South Dakota is simply second to none on a nationwide scale. SDPB truly provides an elite level of service to our entire state.”

The NFHS, from its offices in Indianapolis, Ind., serves 50 state high school athletic/activity associations, plus the District of Columbia. The NFHS publishes playing rules in 16 sports for boys and girls competition and administers fine arts programs in speech, theater, debate and music. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs.

The award will be presented to SDPB on March 22, during the halftime break in the Class A boys’ title game in Sioux Falls.

— Source: SDHSAA