For the third year, Heartland is teaming up with KJAM Radio in Madison to offer an exceptional student in one of five area school districts the chance to be named “Student of the Month.” Heartland named Janae Sampson, a senior at Arlington High School, as the February student of the month.
Heartland provides wholesale power to the cities of Colman, Arlington, Volga, Madison and Howard, all of which are in the KJAM listening area. Each month of the school year, Heartland will recognize an outstanding student from one of these schools. The student will be presented a recognition certificate and a small token from Heartland. Advertisements announcing the winning student will air on KJAM. Officials from each participating school nominate students for the award.
“Janae is a very hardworking individual who has found success in academics, the arts, and athletics because she is willing to go beyond the norm,” said Arlington High School Principal Rhonda Gross. “Whenever I ask Janae for assistance, she is willing to do whatever it takes to help others be successful as well.”
Janae is the daughter of Brian and Julie Sampson. She is active in band, chorus, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been selected to all-state chorus and all-state cross country and was voted Homecoming Queen. She is also the class valedictorian and was chosen as a 4-H Hometown Hero of Character. She will be attending South Dakota State University with plans to become a pharmacist.