Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Alan Masat, a senior at Redfield High School with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Alan plays football, baseball, basketball and track, is a member of FFA and 4-H, and also a member of the National Honor Society.
He says having a strong support system at home helps to keep him on track in his academics. "They've always taught me to be constantly learning. When I was young, my dad was explaining to me about stuff to do with engines. My mom was a math teacher and always stresses that school work was important so it's always just kind of been one of my values."
From football and baseball to FFA and 4-H, Alan enjoys spending his extra time with his classmates. His advice to those incoming freshmen in the fall would be to make the most out of your time in high school. "The important thing is to just get involved, I mean, high school goes by way faster than you think. I'm almost already done with it, so young kids just be involved and do what you can while you can."
Alan has been involved with his numerous after school activities since freshman year.
His dedication in class and on the field is noticed around Redfield. Lynn Brace is the Ag Education instructor at the high school. "Alan is one of those students that comes along that you're very proud of. He's a hard worker, he thinks outside the box. I wish I had more of him. He's just a very exceptional student to have."
When he's not competing at State FFA or perfecting his welding skills, Alan enjoys socializing with his peers. "I mean this is where I get to see all my friends, my teammates, everyone I've grown up with so getting to be with them is the best thing in the world."
Alan plans on attending South Dakota State University, but is deciding between two majors: Agronomy or Ag System Technology.
For being named our Scholar of the Week, Alan receives a $100 scholarship from Northern Electric Cooperative which is a local Touchstone Cooperative.