Heaton, Burcham named Students of the Month Holly Heaton and Jared Burcham have been announced as the first VHS Student of the Month recipients in the 2003-2004 school year. The Student of the Month program is sponsored by First National Bank-Vermillion, which provides a $100 scholarship to 16 VHS senior students throughout the school year.
Heaton was noted as "one of the hardest working students ever" in her faculty endorsement. Another endorsement indicated that "she is eager to improve artistically and is a role model for others."
She is active in show and jazz choirs, and she has been a Renaissance member for four years. She has appeared in the plays and musicals including Grease, Wizard of Oz and Robin Hood Spirit of the Greene.
Her parents are Tim and Julie Heaton. She plans to attend college majoring in elementary/secondary education.
Burcham's activities and involvements are too numerous to mention. He has participated in Student Council, the Honors Program, Natural Helpers, National Honor Society, football, soccer, baseball, track and bowling. He has been a mentor and tutor also.
Additionally, he was a Boy's State participant, and the character Counts "Athlete of Character." His community efforts include "Healthy Kids, Healthy Community," the St. Agnes Youth Group and the Suicide Awareness Prevention Program.
His parents are Terry and Marilyn Burcham. His college plans involve the study of sports medicine.