Student of month awards presented First National Bank in Vermillion announces the selection of Megan Tolsma and Garrett Bruening as the VHS Students of the Month for February. All recipients will receive a $100 scholarship and a plaque in recognition of their achievements.
Tolsma is the senior class president. Her activities include the National Honor Society, volleyball, soccer, Student Council, yearbook and softball. According to her faculty endorsement, "her quiet leadership helps make any program successful and creates a positive learning environment for the classroom." Tolsma's parents are Lauren and Joan Tolsma. She plans to attend The University of South Dakota to major in elementary education, early childhood education or special education.
Bruening is "just a great student," according to his endorsement. In addition, his activities include band, Euphon – ium, Explorers Post 2000 and National Honors Society. He also served in the South Dakota State Senate as a page. Bruening's educational plans are to study psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His parents are Larry and Dorie Bruening.