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PHOTOS: Nine Mitchell High School seniors aspire to become educators

Zachary VanMeter and Samantha Kludt sign a certificate stating that they plan to pursue teaching degrees during the Aspiring Educator Signing Day at Mitchell High School on May 10, 2022.
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MITCHELL — Mitchell High School seniors Gabriella Garrels, Madison Henkel, Heaven Hofer, Jayden Hohn, Oliva Huber, Samantha Kludt, Morgan Schutte, Liam Semmler and Zachary VanMeter recently all signed off with the intention to pursue teaching degrees in post-secondary school.

The signing was part of Aspiring Educator Signing Day, where the school recognizes students who intend to pursue teaching degrees in post-secondary school.

The event was held Tuesday, May 10 at Mitchell High School.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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