Some of South Dakota's top high school students gathered at Mitchell Technical Institute this Saturday for Touchstone Energy's annual Scholar of the Week Banquet.
KSFY has shared their stories throughout the school year, and this weekend the scholars were recognized in Mitchell.
KSFY's Brian Allen was the MC for the event and the students also heard from South Dakota's U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson about the importance of hard work and following your dreams.
"What I want South Dakota High School students to know is that they can compete with the best and the brightest anywhere else in this country," said Johnson.
Johnson said these students have had a top-notch education in South Dakota and hopes they will continue t give back to their home state once their education is complete.