Senior profile – Bradley Paetzel

Bradley Paetzel

Age: 18

School: Hauser Jr./Sr. High School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: Jeff and Adora Paetzel; siblings: Jermy Paetzel, Nichole Paetzel, Neveah Paetzel and John Paetzel; grandparents: Willma and Bill Hare, Nedra Robertson, Larry Paetzel

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Hope Elementary

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day and why?

Supervised Ag Experience because I can go home and work on our farm and still get credit at school for it.

In which extracurricular activities, including music, sports or clubs, do you participate?


When you’re not in school, what’s your favorite place to be and why?

Working on our farm working cattle and getting them ready for shows.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far, and why?

Winning boys basketball sectionals last year.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

Attending Purdue University and studying agribusiness.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

My brother has inspired me the most in my life, he is the one who started our farm and he has always taught me how to push myself until I have no more energy in my body. He has taught me everything I know how to do on our farm and in life.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

Responsibility — you have to study for classes and tests outside of school or in your spare time.

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