Levi James and McKenzie Huska were recognized as the Vermillion High School Students of the Month for December. This award by First Bank & Trust honors those senior students who exemplify excellence in the classroom and in their extra-curricular activities.
Though Levi is a quiet young man, related by his faculty endorsement, he does contribute to class discussion with a confidence and a directiveness that surpasses many of his peers. James plans to attend college to major in either engineering or graphic design.
His activities include National Honor Society, soccer and band. He was on the VHS Homecoming Royalty and also a Hometown Hero-Athlete of Character. His parents are Brad and Kari Jo James.
Huska was nominated for her determined attitude last year to accomplish goals and to overcome physical injury with courage and diligence. Her ability "to model excellent behaviors for her peers is making her stand out." Her parents are Jason and Sue Huska.
Golf, show choir, volleyball, and National Honor Society have kept her busy among many activities. She was a Hometown Hero of Character and she placed eighth at the state golf tournament. Her college plans are to attend the University of South Dakota for a major in psychology and a minor in sociology.