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Black Hills State University students are transforming lives and making headlines with their achievements.

Jessica Juhrend, sophomore speech communication major from Spearfish, has been selected as a winner in the Blank Theatre Company’s Nationwide Young Playwright’s Competition. Juhrend’s play, Blood, will be produced with professional actors in Los Angeles in June as a part of the Blank Theatre Company’s Young Playwright’s Festival. Juhrend will travel to
Los Angeles to be a part of the rehearsal process.

Casey Hibbert, senior speech communication major from Spearfish, will be performing at the Brownsville Theatre in Nebraska this summer. He will be working as a professional actor.