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Dr. Everett Follette - Special Service Award

Dr. Everett Follette, ’55, pioneered the return of earth science in South Dakota high school curricula and proposed the thriving outdoor education major at BHSU. Everett taught at schools in Sturgis and Custer, and served in the Army, before becoming a science/math professor at Black Hills State in 1965. He taught at BH for 30 years. Prior to his retirement, Everett received a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Iceland to develop a course in teaching science methods. He has served as a volunteer math aide/instructor at Spearfish schools for 16 years. In 2019, Everett and his wife, Joann, received the “Tip of the Spear” Award from Visit Spearfish for their efforts in establishing the Big Hill cross country skiing trail system. Everett and Joann have four children, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

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