Nine students from Black Hills State University are taking part in the annual Students for Higher Education Days (SHED) at the state legislature.

According to Jill Kary, student senate president at BHSU, the event is a great learning opportunity for the students and provides the opportunity for dialogue between students and Legislators.

“This event coordinated by the Student Federation is an opportunity to build relationships with our colleagues from across the state, to share ideas, brainstorm, and plan for the spring semester and summer months. We also have the opportunity to meet with legislators and discuss higher education issues,” Kary says.

Students from each of the six Regental universities will be taking part in SHED activities. Students from BHSU are:

  • Jill Kary, president, junior composite business administration major from Powell, Wyo.
  • Jamie Richey, vice president, senior composite business administration major from Wewela
  • Newley Kartak, executive secretary; sophomore communication arts from Colome
  • Robbie Calvert, minister of finance; sophomore political science and history major from Rockford, Ill.
  • Amber Haessig, College of Business and Technology senator; senior composite business administration major from Redfield
  • Chris Burnett, College of Arts and Science senator, junior social science and political science major from Sheridan, Wyo.
  • Jodi Oliver, College of Arts and Sciences senator, senior mass communications major from Upton, Wyo.
  • Caleb Andersh, senator for freshman students, freshman undeclared major from Box Elder