Custer Artist Camille Riner Presented ” Helping Hands Award”

Local Artist Camille Riner was surprised when she was presented the ” Helping Hands Award” last night at the Custer School District appreciation dinner at Crazy Horse Memorial located in Custer, SD. She was credited for her many volunteer hours and keeping an art program going in the grade school after it was given the axe during state budget cuts a few years ago. Now we have a great art teacher in the grade school again, but Camille is still helping out almost every week.

Riner has a BFA from the University of South Dakota and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving back to South Dakota she taught art and design at Southwestern Michigan College. Currently she works in her studio with her husband Paul Horsted and teaches workshops in printmaking, papermaking and book arts.


L-R Tanya Olsen, Camille Riner, Jeff Prior. Alan Webster and Tony Martin. Courtesy Photo: Paul Horstead

2016 CSD Award Recipients:
2016-17 CSD Teacher of the Year ~ Karen Hammer
Wildcat Award ~ Jr/Sr High Counselor & Coach Craig Black
Little Red School House Award ~ CES Teacher & Student Council Advisor Joey Kortemeyer
Golden Apple Award ~ CES Kindergarten Teacher Conni Virtue
CSD Community Circle for Education Award ~ Jr/Sr Art Teacher & Drama Director Susan Bowen & Robin Prior of Lo Ru West Dance Studio
Helping Hands Award ~ Art Volunteer Camille Riner
Outstanding Educators of the Year ~ CHS Teacher Cherri Block; CES Gr 4 Teacher Casey Trandem, & Hermosa Title Teacher Karen Hammer
Outstanding Paraprofessionals of the Year ~ CES SpEd Para Crystyl Eggers & Hermosa Para Shannon Grooms
Outstanding Support Staff of the Year ~ Admin. Assistant Jennie Anderson

Thank you & best wishes to the following retiring staff members for your years of service and dedication to students, staff, and families:
District Librarian & Teacher Jean Diedtrich – 42 Years of Service
Jr/Sr High Admin. Assistant Darlene Long – 19 Years of Service

Categories: Custer, The Arts

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