Phone: 605-847-4455


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Mrs. Mariah Thury

Hello Everyone! My name is Mariah Thury. I am currently starting my third year at Lake Preston as the School Counselor. I graduated in May of 2020 from South Dakota State University with my masters in Counseling and Human Resource Development, specializing in school counseling. I also received my undergraduate degree from SDSU in Human Development and Family Studies. Go Jacks!

I grew up in Garretson, SD, a small town located about 25 miles northeast of Sioux Falls. I spend a lot of my free time outside, I love to take my Golden Retriever and Chocolate Lab for daily walks. I also enjoy attending sporting events and watching the NFL. Go Vikings! I love to travel with my husband Chase and explore new places. I hope to someday visit all 50 states. I have 10 to go!

I am always ready to assist students in any way that I can and give support to the Lake Preston community. I am here to answer any questions about post high school plans, scholarships, financial aid, and mental health resources as well as assist my students in developing problem-solving skills and healthy coping mechanisms.