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Second Lt. David Hernandez displays the document commissioning him as an officer in the U.S. Army. (Submitted photo)

Perseverance pays off for 2nd Lt. David Hernandez

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David Hernandez didn’t give up when his first application to attend college on a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship was rejected.


And he didn’t quit when the second and third applications were turned down, either.

“I kept applying at different colleges, and I didn’t have any luck,” he said. His high school grade-point average wasn’t high enough.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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