The South Dakota High School Sports Officials Council recognized officials with 25 years in the officiating profession. Mike Ruth has been the superintendent and elementary principal in Iroquois for eight years. As an official, Ruth has been fortunate enough to work several district, region and SoDak19 matches, along with four state volleyball tournaments. He has been privileged to work five “B” boys' basketball tournaments, seven “B” girls' basketball tournaments including three championship games and one “A” girls' basketball tournament. He has also recently started officiating football. Mike thanks his family for allowing him to officiate over the years. He also feels a deep gratitude to be mentored by many great officials.