Savana Damar is the December student of the month at Park Rapids Area High School. Her parents are Jenifer and Jordan Anderson and Jamey Damar.

Savana has been involved in varsity swimming, track and the student council. She has also been a powderpuff football all-star. She plans to attend the University of North Dakota for either a law or business management degree.

Career and technical education teacher Stephen Funk said, “Savana does an excellent job participating in class and serves as a positive example to other students on how to be engaged during distance learning.”

Science teacher Sara Thorson said, “Savana is absolutely deserving of student of the month! She is an unassuming, yet driven student with a consistently positive attitude. She has a great work ethic as a student and athlete. I am confident that she will wonderfully succeed wherever she goes from here. I cannot wait to see where that is!”

English teacher Katie Winters said, “Savana was a wonderful addition to class. She views the world very practically and very maturely for someone her age. Her sense of humor and ability to focus on what is important causes her to excel now and certainly will in her future endeavors.

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Swimming coach Todd Fritze said, “Savana is a special kid. She has a bubbly, sassy personality that brightens your day. She is an extremely hard worker and a great leader. Above everything else, she is a great kid.”

English teacher Kerry Johnson said, “I appreciate the spunkiness of Savana. I had her in class last year, and I really enjoyed how she was not afraid to share her opinions. She also is not afraid of hard work; I appreciate that. She is very determined, and I know that quality will take her far. Congrats!”

English teacher Tanya Miller said, “Savana is a hard worker, very dedicated and determined. Savana is one who will set goals for herself, and she is not satisfied until she reaches them. She is not afraid of hard work, and she is dedicated to doing her best. She is very detail-oriented. Recently, she submitted a writing portfolio to me that represented all of these qualities. She is a go-getter, and I am so proud of her!”