Sam Ekstrom and Katie Goeden were selected as the Vermillion High School Students of the Month for November. They will be honored for their efforts and leadership with a $100 scholarship from First Bank & Trust-Vermillion.
Ekstrom "is an excellent contributor in class discussions. He is outgoing, friendly, and willing to work with a number of students in his class as well as underclassmen," as related by his faculty endorsement. He plans to attend Dordt College in pursuit of a career in sports broadcasting.
He is involved in National Honor Society, baseball and basketball. His parents are Mary and Richard Ekstrom.
"Katie is a hard worker and great contributor to class discussions," according to Goeden's recommendation. "She is an inspiration to peers and teachers alike." Her father is Dan Goeden.
She is involved in several community functions and has been a CNA at Sanford-Vermillion Care Center for the past year. She plans to attend the Creative Center in Omaha, NE for graphic design.