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Hastings High School's Colton Peltier looks over the crowd before performing at the Snow Week coronation in February. Peltier learned last week he was one of 23 piano students accepted to the Juilliard School in New York City.

Hastings student admitted to Juilliard; just 23 piano students accepted this year

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Young children often have high hopes for their adult lives. Ask a 6-year-old what he wants to be when he grows up, and he'll likely give you something along the lines of "astronaut," "firefighter," or "doctor." When Colton Peltier was 6, he told the Hastings Star Gazette that he wanted to go to the Juilliard School. Last week, he saw that dream become reality.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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