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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 1999
SDSM& T FRESHMAN CLASS BRAGGING RIGHTS
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) is proud of their 1999 freshman class and it is time to brag. Tech has a worldwide reputation as an outstanding engineering and science institution so it is no wonder why so many excellent students have chosen Tech as their college of study. Graduates design, construct, and operate modern technology to meet complex challenges such as global warming, health care delivery, advanced computing, energy resource development, mineral extraction and processing, environmental quality, transportation, and national defense. The 1999 freshman class has signed on to take on the challenge of living up to these expectations as well as developing new technology in the science and engineering fields that have yet to be imagined.
The 1999 freshman class at SDSM& T is comprised of 18 Regent Scholars; 13 Eagle Scouts; 6 Valedictorians; 109 lettered in athletics; 56 are bringing scholarship dollars from their local communities; 19 members of Who’s Who Among High School Students; 11 delegates to Boys or Girls State; 23 National Honor Society members; and overall the freshman class has an average of 24 on the ACT.
“ Students entering this year were most likely born in 1981 -- the year President Reagan took office,” said Doug Lange, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “ They have grown up with NutraSweet and fax machines. They probably have never dialed a phone nor worried about the packaging of Tylenol. They are a generation that believe strongly in their personal futures and are fearful of world events. They are the best students in South Dakota. They are at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. We believe in their ability to contribute to our world of knowledge while gaining the academic and interpersonal skills they will need to thrive upon graduation. We want to know and help each and every student succeed.”
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