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Touchstone Energy Scholar Of The Week: Kaitlin Van Ruler

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 Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Kaitlin Van Ruler, a senior at the Edgerton High School.

 Kaitlin has a 3.99 grade point average and is on the Student Council, on the Quiz Bowl team, plays Volleyball and is active in Band.

 Kaitlin Van Ruler starts her class day with high school Physics....but listen to what comes next. "After that I am taking 5 college classes as well as Band. My 5 college classes are College Psychology, College Computer, College Philosophy, College Composition 2 and College Speech."

 Kaitlin's work has paid off with academic success and rewards, one of those being a 3.99 grade point average....something she says any student can accomplish so long as they are willing to do the work. "I have always had a lot of determination. I love learning and I love being in school and knowing that if I study enough I can get a great grade on a test and knowing that....people say I don't like to study...but I do like to study because I know that perfect grade is out there."

 Kaitlin not only works hard for herself but she also does a fair amount of work helping other students in her classes. Jamie DeJong has had Kaitlin in math classes for all four years of her high school career. "She is one of those students who will help other students and she explains things to them. She takes the time to really make them feel like they don't understand but to make them understand how to do it and then feel good about what they're doing."

 In her time away from school, Kaitlin enjoys working with animals...specifically horses...and she plans on taking something she enjoys...and making it her career. "I plan on going to Crookston. I'm going to the University of Minnesota-Crookston for a major in Animal Science and possible a double major in Ag Business as well. But for sure a minor in Ag Business....depending on how the courses go next year and how long it would take to complete all of that."

 For being named our Scholar of the Week, Kaitlin will receive a $100 scholarship from Sioux Valley Energy, which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.

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