Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week: Elk Point-Jefferson senior interested in mechanical engineering

Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 11:07 AM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Noah Larson is making the most out of his senior year by participating in football, baseball, and pursuing advanced courses at Elk Point-Jefferson High School.

“He’s always one of those guys who is really going to excel. He’s going to push himself to be the best. And try to get that next level of understanding,” said computer physics teacher Jake Terry.

He stays busy being the President of the National Honor Society and President of the Student Council.

“He’s been a three-year captain for me on the football team. Been the Eagle Scout of the year in the state of South Dakota,” said Terry.

He appreciates his parents for pushing him to succeed but also believes in challenging himself.

“My parents have always been a big part of my school life, but the biggest thing is that I know if I work hard, that hard work will pay off,” said Noah.

He intends to pursue his passion for engineering after he graduates.

“I plan in the Fall to attend college for engineering mechanical specifically, I’d like to get a four-year degree in that and then get a Master’s in business administration or aerospace engineering,” said Noah.

His teachers believe his future looks bright.

“A guy like Noah, he’s pretty good at everything he does, but when he can really set his mind to doing something. He has a really great opportunity to be successful,” said Terry.

Noah shares his advice for upcoming students.

My parents always told me it’s important to work for yourself and not just for others. If you want good grades, you get the good grades yourself,” said Noah.

Noah will receive a $250 scholarship from Union County Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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