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Introduced by:     Senators Bogue, Apa, Broderick, Hundstad, Kooistra, Nesselhuf, Smidt, and Sutton (Duane) and Representatives Turbiville, Boomgarden, Dennert, Dykstra, Elliott, Frost, Gillespie, Hills, Klaudt, Kroger, Novstrup, O'Brien, Rave, Schafer, and Tidemann  

         A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION,  Commending and honoring the 2003-2004 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Mark Froke, Vermillion, School Superintendents Association; Janet Karel, McCook Central/Salem, Business Officials Association; Betty Ann Bringman, Eagle Butte, Elementary School Principals Association; Dan Leikvold, Spearfish, Secondary School Principals Association; Suzanne Hegg, Sioux Valley/Volga, Secondary/Middle School Principals Association; Peggy Blair, Aberdeen, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development; and Dean Lindstrom, SE Area Coop-Beresford, South Dakota Council of Administrators of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups.

     WHEREAS,  these administrators have been elected by their peers for outstanding service and dedication to education; and

     WHEREAS,  the combined years of service to the people of South Dakota and to the children and youth of South Dakota of these seven educational administrators is two hundred years;

     WHEREAS,  each of these educators has demonstrated a sincere interest in our children and superior skills in their chosen field of education administration:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED,  by the Eightieth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Mark Froke, Janet Karel, Betty Ann Bringman, Dan Leikvold, Suzanne Hegg, Peggy Blair, and Dean Lindstrom be named as official representatives of the School Administrators of South Dakota and continue their efforts to improve the educational opportunities for the citizens of the state.