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May 23, 2013

State senate honors Middlebury teen

The Indiana Senate recognized Northridge High School senior Alexandra Hochstetler, who is Indiana’s Distinguished Young Woman.

The Middlebury native was named DYW of Middlebury on Aug. 4, 2012, and won a $2,000 scholarship. She won DYW of Indiana on March 2 in Kokomo and received a $9,500 scholarship.

She will compete for the title of 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of American in late June in Mobile, Ala.

The Indiana State Senate passed a resolution in her honor this past session to celebrate her accomplishments.

Sen. Carlin Yoder said, “It was a pleasure to honor Miss Hochstetler with this recent resolution. It’s always a joy to encourage our young men and women in District 12 to become strong role models for our community. I wish her the best in the national competition.”

Alex is the daughter of Nathan and Rhonda Hochstetler. She is active in Science Olympiad, Academic Superbowl, Spell Bowl and Northridge High School’s TV news program. She has taken piano lessons for 12 years and played the piano for her talent at both the local and state programs. Alex enjoys running and volunteering at the Middlebury Food Pantry.

She plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this fall, and plans to study biology/pre-med with a focus in neuroscience. Alex plans to attend medical school and would like to teach at the collegiate level.

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