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 Baylee Groos, a senior at Colman-Egan High School, as the October 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.
“Baylee has a pleasing personality, positive attitude and a proper perspective on her future goals,” said Vickie Leibel, guidance counselor at Colman-Egan High School. “She is creative, hardworking and motivated. She is an amazing young person.”
Baylee is the daughter of Rex and Yolanda Groos. She is a member of Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCLA), and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). She was a delegate for Girls State and is also a member of National Honor Society. She also plays volleyball and basketball. Baylee plans to attend South Dakota State University in the fall for nursing.