Congratulations to Paul Granaas and Ellie Glover! They were chosen to be First Bank & Trust's Vermillion High Schools February Students of the Month. They were chosen because of their outstanding representation of their school and community. They will receive a $100 scholarship in recognition for their hard work and dedication.
Paul's VHS faculty endorser stated "Paul takes pride in his academics and extracurricular activities and does an outstanding job of representing Vermillion High School." His plans after high school are to go into either the fields of science or math. His parents are Michael and Claire Granaas.
Paul has been heavily involved in VHS arts, such as jazz band, pep band, marching band, theater, VHS's spring musicals, and show choir. His honors include 1st and 2nd place at USD's programming competition, outstanding reader's theatre, first superior in reader's theatre, and division 1 and 2 ratings for small group, large group, and region at state one-acts. Paul has been a part of State Honors Choir, State Honors Band, and All-state Choir. He has been volunteering for the Vermillion Welcome Table to show his support to Vermillion. Way to go Paul!
Ellie was nominated because of her strong drive to support her community, as stated by her endorsee, "Ellie was instrumental in volunteer day to get care packages to the men and women of Vermillion serving overseas." Her plans after high school are to go into nursing or pediatrics at USD. Her parents are Mike and Melinda Glover.
Ellie has been involved in numerous activities; some of them include volleyball, track, gymnastics team, USD Math Days for Women, women's choir, 2011 Girls State, National Honor Society, and Outstanding Forensic Investigator Scholarship winner. She has helped her community by being a part of the Welcome Table, Tanager Volunteer Day, city wide clean up participant, and care packages for the Troops. Her volunteering has even reached outside of Vermillion where she collected books and other school supplies to send to the school systems in New Orleans and fundraising for Relay for Life in Hay County. Congratulations Ellie!