Elijah Upton – February 2022


February 2022

Elijah Upton

Yankton High School senior, Elijah Upton, has been named February Student of the Month by Horizon Health Care and Hot Country 93.1. He was nominated by officials at his school, who say he has led the student body at Yankton High School with maturity, respect, and kindness.

“He has organized teacher appreciation activities, written thank you/appreciation cards to staff and students, listened and conversed with superior maturity, and spread kindness like it’s the only possible action to perform.”

– YHS Nominator

Upton is the former student council president, current senior class president, and National Honor Society President.

He also finds time to volunteer at New Life Church and VFW Post 791 and is a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Hobbies and interests of Upton include cooking, running, biking, longboarding, ice skating and hanging out with his friends.

Upton is the son of Doug and Pam Upton. After high school he plans to attend the South Dakota School of Mines and major in civil engineering.

The “Student of the Month” is awarded through a partnership of Horizon Health Care and Hot Country 93.1 in Yankton, South Dakota and recognizes exceptional students in the Yankton School District. Horizon Health Care offers health care and dental services to the cities of Yankton, Elk Point, and Alcester in the Hot Country 93.1 listening area.