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Smith receives NBEA award of merit

April 25, 2017

Dakota State University student Peyton Smith has been selected to receive the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in business education. 

The NBEA Professional Awards Program is conducted by the national organization to recognize young educators for their high academic standards. The Award of Merit provides a one-year professional membership to NBEA, an Award of Merit certificate, a year's subscription to the publications, and recognition in the fall issue of the national magazine. The award has been given to a DSU student annually since 1988.

“I'm very honored to receive this award,” Smith said. “I plan on looking for a teaching position in South Dakota and feel this award will definitely make a difference.”

Smith, originally from Alexandria, is a business education major at DSU, and has completed his student teaching at Hanson High School in Alexandria.