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Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week: Alex Holzwarth

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 Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Alex Holzwarth of Hamlin High School.

 Alex's work has earned him a 3.99 grade point average.

 And we were able to spend some time with him, to see what he has planned for the next couple of years.

 Alex Holzwarth does something not many high school seniors do: he takes an early bird class.
 Every day at 7:30 in the morning, Alex is at Hamlin High School taking an agriculture class. He also takes a welding class and that's not all. "Government, calculus, English of course..."

 His schedule is 100% full. He does not have any study halls so all his homework is truly "home work".
 But Alex says he doesn't mind one bit....because he enjoys the work and benefits from the small town environment Hamlin High School offers. "I like our small school definitely cause the teachers know you by name and you're not just a number. To them you're an actual person. They come to your games. They care about what you're interested in."

 Alex's work pays off. He has a 3.99 grade point average and his principal Jeff Sheehan says Alex is a model student. "To have that kind of a grade point average you need to be a dedicated student. You gotta be on top of your game and you have to have all your ducks in a row so to speak."

 Alex loves the land and he wants to stay on it and make it part of his future.
 Next fall, he will become studying how to be a successful farmer. "I'm planning on attending Lake Area Tech to pursue agriculture production. I plan on coming home and farming."

 And for being named our Scholar of the Week, Alex will receive a $100 scholarship from H-D Electric Cooperative, which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.

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