Awards and Awardees

Current Recipient

Cindy Begley

2020 Excellence in School Nursing Award recipient.

Cindy Begley, from Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota, has won the Excellence in School Nursing Award and named South Dakota School Nurse of Excellence! Cindy is not only a super-hero school nurse, whose occupation is her vocation, but she also serves an active member and leader within the Nurses Association. At Stevens High, Cindy models every day, that if your job is your calling, your efforts are never fruitless. Cindy will receive the award and be honored at the National Nurse’s convention later this Spring. Cindy, we thank you for your genuine care, putting students first, and for all you do to make Stevens High School a better community. Congratulations! (photos in slideshow on this page)

Past Award Recipients

Carrie Clarke

2019 School Nurse of Excellence Award recipient from Sioux Falls (photo below).

Marie Huether

2016-17 School Nurse of Excellence Award recipient from Bennett County.

Julie Hanson

2011 School Nurse of the Year recipient (photo below).

Randi Oviett

2010 School Nurse of the Year recipient (photos below).

Julie Standen

2009 School Nurse of the Year recipient from Hot Springs (photos below).