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Courtney Van De Velde, a HHS senior, will be spending her summer working as a model. Submitted photo

HHS softball pitcher turns in glove to pursue modeling

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Hastings High School senior Courtney Van De Velde has been a top athlete in multiple varsity sports and this fall plans to attend Mankato State University with hopes of getting into that school’s nursing program. But she’ll be spending her summer vacation a little differently than most graduating students.


Van De Velde will be working as a professional model for Privileged Model Management, a modeling agency located in Edina.

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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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