SD Mines graduates walked the stage Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota Mines celebrated its 184th commencement ceremony Saturday at The Monument.

Sd MinesA total of 152 graduates walked the stage, including 85 earning a Bachelor’s Degree, 53 earning a Master’s Degree and 13 earning a Doctorate.

The senior class representative speaker, Shelby Guthrie of Pierre, spoke fondly of her time at Mines as the graduates remembered their time in college and prepared for their road ahead.

“It’s just a momentous occasion for everyone,” said Shelby. “It signifies all the blood, sweat and tears you put into your education. I know a lot of people are wonderful and willing to pursue other grad school or jobs after this, so they’re really excited.”

Guthrie has plans of doing a legislative internship in Pierre before heading to graduate school.

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