Heartland Names September 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 Lauren Buisker, a senior at Sioux Valley High School, as the September 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.
“Lauren is an excellent student who works hard every day,” said Karen Janssen, a math and science teacher at Sioux Valley. “She is organized, works well with her peers and is a leader in all activities. She is a great role model for her teammates and peers.”
Lauren is the daughter of Paul and Kelli Buisker. She is active in student council, National Honor Society, oral interp and drama. She also plays volleyball and basketball and participates in both band and choir. She attended Girls State in 2014 and volunteers with youth in her community. Lauren plans to attend SDSU next fall with plans to become a lawyer.