The Bush Foundation has named Sarah Pierce, manager of Indian education at the Rapid City Area school district, as a member of the 2019 Bush Fellows class.

She and 23 others each stand to receive up to $100,000 in training and educational opportunities over the next 12 to 24 months. Only one other individual from South Dakota, Michaela Seiber of Sioux Falls, was selected for this year’s program, with others hailing from Minnesota and North Dakota.

“I’m really excited and eager to embark upon the journey that awaits,” Pierce, 31, said Tuesday. “I always thought it was an amazing opportunity for professional growth.”

Pierce has served in her role for the past two years and worked in a

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