COLMAN, S.D. - 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 Victoria (Tori) Nelsen, a senior at Colman-Egan High School, as the May 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.
“Tori works hard at everything she does,” said Valerie Parsley, a former English teacher at Colman-Egan High School. “She challenges herself academically and takes to the court and the field with confidence and is a team player. She treats others with compassion and respect.”
Tori is the daughter of Cheryl and Scott Nelsen. She is active in basketball, volleyball, golf, Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is a member of National Honor Society and serves as secretary for the senior class. After high school, she plans to attend the University of South Dakota to major in nursing.