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Daybreak Rotary October Students of the Month

Jacob Krusell1 / 2
Mason Holum2 / 2

Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club is proud to award the October Students of the Month to Jacob Krusell and Mason Holum for their outstanding contribution to academics, extracurricular activities and community service.

Mason Holum

Mason Holum is a senior at Hudson High School and lifelong resident of Hudson. He is the son of Jamison Holum and Jason Holum.

His brother is a Raider alumni and is now a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. His dad works for State Farm Insurance, and is mom is a teacher at Hudson High School and the girls track head coach.

Holum has participated in soccer, track and field, Trinity bell choir, Concert Choir, National Honor Society, Health Care Academy and has worked in the high school writing room.

Playing high school soccer is among his most special and meaningful interests, Holum said.

He plans to study biological science at a four-year university.

Jacob Krusell

Jacob Krusell is a senior at Hudson High School and also a lifelong Hudson resident. He is the son of Jim and Christine Krusell. He describes them as a "homegrown Hudson family."

In school, Krusell has been a member of Peer Helpers and the swim team. Outside of school, he has participated in Fire Explorers and The Refuge.

"Everything that I have been involved in has widened my perspective in some way," Krusell wrote in his essay. "Being a swimmer, we commonly ask ourselves why we're swimming, but every time it's the same answer: for the people. Through swimming, I have learned that every person has something to add, no matter what the situation is."

As for Peer Helpers, Krusell said: "The little things matter. Something as little as a smile can turn someone's day around, and maybe even be so pivotal as to turn their lives around."

He plans to enroll in the Air Force Academy after graduation.