SOM-Winker-webHeartland is pleased to announce Christina Winker as our January student of the month. A senior at Howard High School, Winker is recognized for her classroom achievements and setting a good example for her fellow students.

“Christina is a terrific role model,” said Howard Superintendent and High School Principal Todd Lee. “She is caring, energetic and looks for ways to improve in the classroom.” 

Winker is on the A honor roll and is involved in a number of high school activities, including FCCLA, student council and National Honor Society. She is active in concert and jazz band, show choir and participates in the one-act play and all-school play. She is also a statistician for girls basketball and girls track. 

After high school Christina plans to attend Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD to pursue a career in nursing.

Christina is the daughter of Jean and Jerry Winker and has three younger siblings, Paul, Samantha and Clara. In her free time, she enjoys trap shooting and other shooting sports, photography, reading and snowmobiling. She also participates in 4-H, Junior Leaders and is a camp counselor.

The “Student of the Month” is awarded through a partnership of Heartland and KJAM Radio in Madison, and recognizes exceptional students in one of five area school districts. Heartland provides wholesale power to the cities of Arlington, Colman, Howard, Madison and Volga, all of which are in the KJAM listening area.  Each month of the school year, Heartland presents an outstanding student from one of these schools with a recognition certificate and small token, and advertisements announcing the winning student air on KJAM Radio.  Officials from each participating school nominate students for the award.  This is the fifth year Heartland and KJAM have teamed up to offer this program.