Shianne Teas named Student of the Week
By Andrea Hanson
Posted May 9, 2016
Shianne Teas is a senior here at Aitkin High School, in fact she is not just any senior. Being Miss Aitkin, an Aitkin All Starz dance captain, and a young beef producer doesn’t come easy.
“I’ve worked very hard for the opportunities that I’ve been fortunate to receive,” says Teas, “and my family has been behind me every step of the way.”
As Miss Aitkin, Shianne is expected to be a “face to the community,” she says. “I’ve really grown and developed from my experiences as Miss Aitkin, and I am so greatful to have this opportunity.”
Being Miss Aitkin, she has gotten chances to represent our community in other places. Teas even got the chance to visit the Halloween capital of the world.
Shianne’s favorite high school memories are when she started FFA. She is also very involved with 4-H, showing beef, horses, and rabbits over the years. In the fall of 2013 Shianne bought her first heifer, a purebred Hereford named Sasha. From there her herd grew. Shianne bought another hereford named Ariel and won one from the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program that she named Reese. Ariel and Reese both calved this past February, each having a bull calf for Shianne to expand her herd.
Shianne will be attending South Dakota State University in the fall of 2016 to study large animal nutrition and possibly human nutrition. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has worked at Aitkin Pet and Feed, and nannied during her high school days.