Hochgesang is Optimist Youth of the Month

Audra Hochgesang, 18, daughter of Kent and Yvonne Hochgesang, was named Huntingburg Optimist Youth of the Month for November.

Hochgesang’s activities and awards in high school include being a member of the volleyball and tennis teams where she was named PAC All Conference in tennis doubles. In addition, she is a member of Business Professionals of America where she serves as vice president and where she was a national qualifier. She was president of the Student Council. She was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Natural Helpers, Academic Bowl and freshman mentors. She is a member of the high school choir and has held various roles in the annual school musical.

As a result of her academic excellence, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and has been the recipient of the Math, Social Studies and Business departments’ student of the month. She also received the school corporation’s academic excellence award each year. She is a candidate for valedictorian for the Class of 2020 and this year was named football homecoming queen.

Outside of school, she is involved in Young Life, is a Wyldlife leader, and a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church where she is a member of the youth and praise team.

She also works part time at Freedom Bank.

Ms. Hochgesang plans to attend college to study business.

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