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Vale graduate claims big-time scholarship

Vale graduate Josh Andersen was one of the 20 students selected for the $40,000 GE Reagan Foundation scholarship. He is now a student at the College Idaho, where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. (Photo submitted by Lynette Andersen)

VALE – It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday in July. Most teenagers are sleeping in, or they’re just getting the day started.

Joshua Andersen, 18, wide awake and focused, diligently attends to a truck loaded with wheat. 

For him, it’s just another day of work as a warehouseman at Mid Columbia Producers in Biggs Junction during the wheat harvest.

The Vale native recognizes the importance of hard work and seizing opportunities. 

These are values that were instilled in him by his parents from a young age.

And that ethic has . . .