- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Department of Transportation has awarded a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student with a scholarship provided by an association of state highway and transportation officials.

The $1,000 scholarship announced Tuesday for Justin Kepler is from the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Kepler is a senior in civil engineering at the Rapid City institution. He has previously worked in the state department’s office in Pierre.

The association of state highway and transportation officials granted member state departments each a scholarship to give to someone who is pursuing education and career opportunities in a field related to transportation.

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