Interview by Zoey Joseph Nomination & Photography by Krystal Kaye Images Texas
The Nomination: Noah has proven to be a confident and humble leader with a servant's heart. I am honored that he is a member of my KKI Team 19. Not only does Noah excel academically as proven by being a member of the National Honor Society, he is a leader in his school serving his 4th year in Student Council Vice President.
Noah serves as the Chairman of DASH (Drug Alcohol Safety and Health) Student Council and Parliamentarian Lake Dallas High PTSA. One of Noah's notable activities is serving on the Teens in the Driver Seat state advisory board since 2017. Teens in the Driver Seat is the nation’s first peer-to-peer safety program for young drivers, involving teenagers directly in developing and delivering driving safety messages. Noah feels that he should continue to help other students understand why it is important to become a safe driver.
Noah describes himself as dedicated, organized, trustworthy, compassionate and dependable. I think those that know Noah would agree, I know I do.
How did you become interested in being a chairman of Drug Alcohol Safety and Health (DASH) and how did you start?
I became interested when I had read a statistic about car crashes being the number one killer of teens in America.
As a member of the board for the peer-to-peer driver safety program, what are some of the things you might advocate or do in order to make sure teens stay safe while driving? Don’t text and drive. This is one of the worst things you can do since you’re completely looking away from the road!
What kind of community service projects have you done that you really feel have helped you make a difference? One of the biggest ones was for National Honor Society when 3 friends and I redid a church nursery.
Tell me a little bit about the responsibilities of being Student Council Vice President. Some of my responsibilities involve making sure that we are always busy doing a project for our school or community, and that we are on track for paperwork.
With all your amazing extracurriculars, how do you keep yourself organized and keep your grades up, while also managing to be a member of the National Honor Society? Making sure that I am keeping all my grades up and staying organized is all about time management. I’m very involved with my school, and I just know when I need to focus on my school work and when I can have free time. National Honor Society mainly involves me keeping my grades up and doing community service, and I’m on top of my grades all the time. So, I just make sure I get all my hours done for the year. At times it gets a little stressful having to do so much, but it’s all about staying on track.
What do you plan on doing after high school? Do any of the activities you do now reflect what kind of job you wish to pursue later in life? After high school I plan on majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas. Currently I’m in my school’s engineering program, so a lot of the stuff we do in there is what I’ll be doing in college and for a job later in life.