Hansen, Kjelden are students of the month

Hansen, Kjelden are students of the month
Sarah Hansen and Billy Kjelden were recently selected as the Vermillion High School November Students of the Month. These two seniors have shown leadership in their academic and extra-curricular activities. First Bank & Trust will be presenting them with $100 scholarships.

"For the past two years, Hansen has demonstrated all the characteristics of a leader. Her work and work ethic have been exemplary," according to her faculty nomination. Her college intentions are to major in elementary/special education with a minor in Spanish.

Her activities have involved National Honor Society, choir, Natural Helpers, journalism and freshman mentor. She is editor of the Vermillionaire and was selected the Best States Attorney at the 2007 Girls State. Her parents are Brad and Jean Hansen.


Kjelden's recommendation noted that "he is a hardworking student, who never backs down from a challenge. He is intelligent and is willing to help those around him." His parents are Jeff and Gail Kjelden.

He has been active in football, Student Council, track and swim team. He was a Boys State delegate in 2007 and he is employed at Taco John's Steak Escape. His college plans are to earn a degree in computer engineering.

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