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Prue receives 2011 Whirlwind Horse Scholarship at BHSU

Tyler Prue, Black Hills State University sophomore from Pierre who is majoring in business administration, received the 2011 Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship. Presenting the scholarship to Prue Mae Whirlwind Horse, Kevin’s mother. Kevin Whirlwind Horse was a former BHSU student who was killed in a car accident in 1984.

Black Hills State University sophomore Tyler Prue, business administration from Pierre, is the recipient of the 2011 Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship.

Each year during the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk, a $500 scholarship is presented to a BHSU American Indian sophomore who demonstrates outstanding academic ability and leadership skills.

Whirlwind Horse was an active and respected student leader, and the memorial run/walk fundraiser serves to recognize the achievements of students who are working to improve their campus, community, and world through the active pursuit of higher education.

The Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run is sponsored each year on the Saturday of the Lakota Omniciye spring powwow in memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a former BHSU student who was killed in a car accident in 1984. Marla Herman, a fellow student and member of Lakota Omniciye, organized the first memorial run in the spring of 1985, and it has been held every year since.

The overall winners for this year’s race were Philip Schwartz, Spearfish, and Nicole DeJong, Avon, in the 10K run and Wally Little Moon, Howes, and Marci Holben, Spearfish, in the 5K run.

Children's Race Results:
Girls 8 and under quarter mile run: first, Shaylie Holben, Spearfish; second, Hannah Larson, Spearfish; third, Abby Ward, Gillette, Wyo.
Boys 8 and under quarter mile run: first, Aengus Bancroft, Spearfish; second, Aiden Voyles, Spearfish
Boys 9-12 half mile run: first, Canute Bancroft, Spearfish; second, Stran Holben, Spearfish; third, Dylan Pudwill, Rapid City

5-K results:
Women’s 13-19: first. Rachel Sather, Benson, Minn.; second, Rebecca Humbract, Spearfish; third, Melissa Cosmeruiz, Spearfish;
Men’s 13-19: first, Sterling McMichael, Spearfish; second, Adam Szymanski, Spearfish;
Women’s 20-29: first, April Gregory, Spearfish; second, Susie Pratt, Spearfish; third, Jill Broecher, Spearfish;
Women’s 30-39: first, Marci Holben, Spearfish; second, Jennifer Mansheim, Gillette, Wyo.; third, Kendra Beringer, Spearfish;
Men’s 30-39: first, William Stewart, Rapid City; Travis Koehn, Gillette, Wyo.; third, Troy Haskin, Spearfish;
Women’s 40-49: first, Nita Jardee, Spearfish; second, Amy Sather, Benson, Minn.; third, Rebecca Pedersen, Spearfish;
Men’s 40-49: first, Patrick Britton, Rapid City; second, Ryne Chapel, Spearfish;
Women’s 50 and over: first, Leeann Triscori, Spearfish; second, Cindy Harpel, Spearfish; third, Mary Starr, Hermosa;
Men’s 50 and over: first, Wally LIttle Moon, Howes; second, Wade Pehl, Belle Fourche; third, Jim Meeks, Martin;

10-K results:
Women’s 13-19: first, Melissa Bourdon, Redfield;
Women’s 20-29: first, Nicole DeJong, Avon; second, Stacey Stone, Spearfish; third, Angie Atkinson, Spearfish;
Women’s 30-39: first, Tricia Beringer, Rapid City; second, Krista Stevens, Spearfish; third, Mieke Meyer, Spearfish;
Men’s 30-39: first, Philip Schwartz, Spearfish; second, Ryan Niesent, Spearfish; third, Carlos Martinez, Spearfish;
Women’s 40-49: first, Mavis Two Bulls, Spearfish; second, Mary Cihak, Sturgis;
Men’s 40-49: first, Mike Streff, Spearfish; second, Wes Broeder, Spearfish; third, Jason Thorman, Spearfish;
Women’s 50 and over: first, Chris Davis, Spearfish; second, Bonnie Bruch, Sturgis;
Men’s 50 and over: first, Harvey Hicks, Spearfish; second, Bob Whay, Rapid City; third, Wayne Alderman, Spearfish.

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