The Goldie Wells Award

This award is a lifetime achievement award for a committed individual who has given many years of service to the South Dakota Democratic Party. This person has set an excellent example of tireless work and dedication to the ideals of the Democratic Party in various capacities.

The 2022 recipient of the Goldie Wells Award is Sharon Stroschein.

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The Richard F. Kneip Award

This award recognizes an outstanding up-and-coming member of the South Dakota Democratic Party who is under the age of 30. This person is active in the Party, demonstrates exemplary leadership within the Party, and is dedicated to improving both local and state Democratic Party organizations.

The 2022 recipient of the Richard F. Kneip Award is Shane Merrill.

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The George McGovern Grassroots Award

This award is given to someone who has contributed substantially to the improvement of the South Dakota Democratic Party. This person is a statewide leader in Democratic affairs who has contributed to registering voters and getting out the vote.

The 2022 recipient of the George McGovern Grassroots award is Kellen Returns From Scout.

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