Northern State University's Dr. Alan LaFave recently received a Distinguished
Service Award from the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
Other Service Award winners were Diane Ketel, Rapid City; and Hans Peterson, Huron.
LaFave was honored during a gathering of more than 1,000 of South Dakota's best high school vocal and instrumental musicians for the 60th annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 26-27 in Rapid City.
The annual All-State Chorus and Orchestra is the largest interscholastic high school music activity in South Dakota. The 2012 All-State Chorus includes 932 singers representing 150 South Dakota high schools. The All-State Orchestra is comprised of 155 musicians from 30 schools.