Three of our four awards are specifically geared towards professional school counselors; the Orv Schmieding Award, the Outstanding Professional School Counselor Award, and the Rising Star Award. Our fourth award, the Special Contributions Award, is given to someone or a group/organization who makes a positive contribution to the school counseling profession but isn't eligible for any of the three school counselor awards. Nominations are good for two years as long as the individual or group is still eligible for the award.
All completed nomination forms must have two letters of support. Completed nominations should be returned to Ashley Seeklander at Ashley.Seeklander@k12.sd.us.