Heartland Names February Student of the Month
VOLGA, S.D. - For the fourth year, Heartland Consumers Power District 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 Kalie Ward, a senior at Sioux Valley 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 the last week of each month. Officials from each participating school nominate students for the award.
“Kalie has a strong passion for the arts and has been a leader for everyone,” said Sioux Valley Director of Bands Stephanie Oeltjenbruns. “She spends many extra hours before and after school helping classmates and younger students on their music and art projects.”
Kalie is the daughter of Rod Ward. She is active in jazz, concert and the community band as well as concert choir and the school play. In her free time she enjoys singing, gaming, reading and saxophone lessons. She plans to attend college after graduation and major in music education with hopes to become a band teacher.