“Healthy Hawks” founder named Student of the Month

February 4, 2020

Jordan Wittrock earns award from Heartland and KJAM Radio

A program created by Colman-Egan senior Jordan Wittrock is helping elementary students learn and develop healthy habits.

Created as part of Wittrock’s senior project, “Healthy Hawks” teaches students in third through fifth grade about personal hygiene, fitness, nutrition and more. She presents lessons to the students on certain topics and conducts activities to reinforce positive habits.

Local educators say “Healthy Hawks” is a fun, informative program that students really enjoy and commend Wittrock for her creativity and initiative. It is just one of many reasons Wittrock has been named Student of the Month by Heartland Consumers Power District and KJAM Radio.

“Jordan demonstrates excellence in the classroom and participates in every activity available to her,” said C-E School Counselor Megan Bundy. “She does her best to be a good teammate and friend and is well-deserving of this award.”

Jordan is the daughter of Kari Wittrock and Dean Wittrock. In addition to “Healthy Hawks,” she helps students through Empower Youth Leadership program and Teens Against Tobacco Use.

Wittrock is also a member of the National Honor Society, FCCLA, FBLA, FCA and attended Girls State. She participates in the spring and one act plays, is in band and choir, and competes in oral interp.

As a student-athlete, she participates in basketball, volleyball, track and cross-country, and is a cheerleader for the boys’ basketball and football teams. She was also named Homecoming Queen in 2019.

After high school, Wittrock plans to attend South Dakota State University to pursue a degree in nursing and a minor in Spanish.

The “Student of the Month” is awarded through a partnership of Heartland and KJAM Radio in Madison and recognizes exceptional students in one of five area school districts. Heartland provides wholesale power to the cities of Arlington, Colman, Howard, Madison and Volga, all of which are in the KJAM listening area.

Each month of the school year, Heartland presents an outstanding student from one of these schools with a recognition certificate and small token, and advertisements announcing the winning student air on KJAM Radio. Officials from each participating school nominate students for the award.

This is the ninth year Heartland and KJAM have teamed up to offer this program