Paul Runyan

The Beresford School District, Watchdog Foundation, Beresford Area Arts, and Beresford Athletic Booster Club are proud to announce Paul Runyan for induction into our Watchdog Hall of Fame. Mr. Runyan is a 1972 Beresford High School graduate. Mr. Ruynan embodied fine arts excellence during his Watchdog career. Mr. Runyan was president of the BHS band in 1971-1972, he was a three-year member of the South Dakota All-State Band (tuba), and he was one of 101 high school students selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Marching Band. Join us Saturday, September 17, 2022, to learn more about Mr. Runyan’s journey into the Watchdog Hall of Fame. Mr. Runyan will be inducted under the Fine Arts pillar.

Please save the date for our fifth Watchdog Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Our Hall of Fame event will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Bridges of Beresford. The ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Before the ceremony, consider joining us for a catered meal at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending the banquet, please contact Dustin Degen by email (, phone (605-763-4293), or mail (301 West Maple Street, Beresford, SD 57004) for ticket prices and availability. Stay tuned for additional updates and biographical information regarding our inductees and the upcoming Watchdog Hall of Fame event.

Congratulations Mr. Paul Ruyan!