VHS senior students selected for honor

VHS senior students selected for honor December Students of the Month for Vermillion High School are Mara Schwartz and Ryan O'Connor. Their parents are Charles and Barbara Schwartz, and Dan and Dot O'Connor. First National Bank in Vermillion honors two senior students monthly for their academic and athletic leadership.

Schwartz "is a self-motivated student who works extremely hard at involving her peers in community activities," according to her faculty endorsement. Along with high academic excellence, Schwartz is involved in choir, swing choir, and VHS Volunteer Program. Her plans past graduation include attending a university to pursue a degree in social work.

O'Connor plans to attend either The University of South Dakota or Black Hills State University and expects to major in social science education or physical therapy. His teacher nomination indicated that he "is an excellent student and a very enjoyable person." He is involved in Natural Helpers, soccer, and the Vermillion Parks and Recreation with youth programs while co-owning a lawn mowing service.

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