Alex Dahl is still in high school, but she is busy preparing to take her education to the next level. She is on the A-B Honor Roll at Glen Rose High School and has also earned 20 hours of college credit.

For her academic successes and other achievements, Dahl was named on of two High School Youth of the Month by the Glen Rose Optimist Club Tuesday.

Dahl is a member of the National Honor Society, vice-president of FFA, president of SADD and student leader at Elevate Youth Group. She also coaches first and second grade boys in Little Dribblers.

Other achievements include being a state qualifier showing dairy cattle; receiving softball and basketball playoff honors; and being named a Shattered Dreams essay finalist and TEA conference speaker. Dahl also participates in Healthy Habitat.

Within the community, Dahl has participated in Christmas in Action, blood drives, Somervell County Youth Fair livestock and food projects and volunteered her time with the adopt-a-highway program and the local food bank.

Colton Bretton also received the honor for February.

Bretton is known as a powerhouse on the gridiron, where he serves as captain of the football team. But his 3.77 GPA puts him in the top 30 of his 141-member class. He was named Academic All State Football and Academic All District Basketball.

In addition, Bretton was named 1st Team All District Football, 1st Team All District Basketball and was awarded a college football scholarship from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Bretton is a member of the National Honor Society and also participates in track.

Within the community, Bretton assists with vacation Bible school, serves as an Upward basketball camp coach and Little Dribblers referee. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Glen Rose and worked as a recycling program volunteer at First United Methodist Church.