January student of the month balances busy schedule while serving as role model

January 31, 2018

Howard senior earns award from Heartland and KJAM Radio

Nominated for her ability to balance school, work and activities while serving as a positive role model for other students, Shaedryn Schwab has been named Heartland Consumers Power District and KJAM Radio’s January Student of the Month.

Schwab, a senior at Howard High School, was nominated by the school’s counselor, Michaela Bourn, who has known Schwab since kindergarten and says she has grown to be an exceptional student.

“Shaedryn is a self-motivated learner who is always looking for ways to better herself,” said Bourn. “She is also a respectful and kind person who is always willing to help others.”

Schwab is taking dual credit courses as well as other challenging high school courses, and is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. She participates in oral interp and one-act and all-school plays, and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Outside the classroom, Schwab keeps stats for basketball and works part-time at the local grocery store. In her free time, she enjoys reading and creative writing.

Schwab is the daughter of Brandi Drown and Larry Schwab. After high school she plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls to pursue a degree in English.

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 seventh year Heartland and KJAM have teamed up to offer this program.