Special achievement award winner Richard W. Lemm graduated from BH in 1969 and went on to flight school at Lewistown, Mont. Lemm’s love of flying began when he worked for Clyde Ice, the “father” of aviation in South Dakota. Since then, Lemm has worked outdoors for much of his life, including time with the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
From 1970 through 1977, Lemm was flight instructor and program administrator for Sky Ranch for Boys as well as a charter pilot and various other aviation positions. In 1977 he began a 25-year career with Mini Mart Inc. During that time Mini Mart grew from 25 to 120 stores. He retired as regional vice-president from Mini Mart in July 2002. Lemm’s love of the outdoors has not diminished.
He and his wife, Cathy, reside on a ranch outside Story, Wyo. He has been involved with the sports of rodeo for 40 years and continues to be an avid hunter and fisherman.