December’s Student of the Month – Holly Mattes


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December’s Student of the Month – Holly Mattes

Holly Mattes is December’s Student of the Month.  She is the daughter of Scott and Kim Mattes.  She has a 4.0 GPA, and her favorite classes include Psychology, Medical Interventions, and Spanish.  She stays involved with school and her community by participating in Cross Country, Track, 4H, Church Activities, and Orchestra, in which she plays the Viola.  

“I’ve learned good sportsmanship and the effects of hard work and practice,” she said.

Mattes volunteers at church and with 4H.  “We get to work with Middle Schoolers and help at different festivals around Christmas.”

After graduating from high school, Mattes is unsure which college she will be attending but plans to major in Biology and go into the medical field. 

To Mattes, being Student of the Month is an honor.  “I wasn’t expecting to be selected! I just try to work hard and be responsible in my classes.”

Matte’s advice to everyone is to “put in the hard work and just do your best.”

In recognition of her achievements, Raccoon Valley Bank has donated $100 to the ADM Scholarship Foundation.