Noah Morris will graduate from Huntington High School in a few short weeks following a remarkable run. One of the building’s mainstays these past four years, the teenager plans to study engineering at Ohio State University beginning in the fall.
“I chose Ohio State because it houses one of the best engineering programs in the country,” Mr. Morris said. “Along with a deeply career-oriented curriculum, Ohio State engineering offers co-ops to many of its students, a top priority I sought during the college process.”
Huntington High School senior Noah Morris.
Vice president of Huntington’s Interact Club chapter, an event chair for Relay For Life and a member of five academic honor societies, Mr. Morris has excelled throughout high school and is well prepared for college.
“Ultimately, it came down to Northeastern and Ohio State,” Mr. Morris said. “I felt that while Northeastern had so much of what I was looking for, Ohio State would provide me with a completely new learning environment that would allow me to grow my knowledge and experiences.”
Mr. Morris has enjoyed a very diverse set of experiences during high school. He performed with the Blue Devil marching band, participated in the GSA and Women’s Empowerment club and was selected as a Natural Helper, assisting classmates as they worked through personal issues.
“I’m currently enrolled in the pre-environmental engineering program at Ohio State,” Mr. Morris said. “At the end of my freshman year, I will be able to finalize my major, but for the first two semesters, Ohio State provides a general overview of all the engineering majors. I’m hoping to participate in many student-led organizations, possibly including student government and campus event planning.”
Mr. Morris believes he has benefitted from the diversity Huntington UFSD offers stating it has exposed him to “ideas and perspectives” that he would not have otherwise experienced.
The senior is eagerly looking forward to college life and the academic challenges it is sure to pose. Mr. Morris is excited about his chosen field of study and can’t wait to dive right into it.
“The field of environmental engineering is changing at a rapid pace due to the demand for sustainability and conservation around the globe, so my career path may not even be imagined yet,” Mr. Morris said. “However, I would love to do research for ecologically-centered government actions and laws because that would combine my two passions for both the environment and politics.”
Mr. Morris has worked closely with just about all of his teachers. He has compiled an exceptional academic record and has regularly earned a spot on the Huntington High School High Honor Roll.
One faculty member is especially dear to the senior. “Mrs. [Deborah] Beck has enriched my high school career in so many ways,” Mr. Morris said. “I took her Advanced Placement Biology class in tenth grade and she made sure to support me in my transition to AP-level courses. This past year, she has been tremendously helpful in advising the Environmental Club. Overall, Mrs. Beck has supported me in a way that I believe will allow me to be successful in the future.”
With only one more month of high school remaining, the teenager is able look back fondly on his time in the district. He is busy cramming as much as he can into every day he has left.
“Something I always cherished about Huntington is the wealth of support demonstrated by the community as a whole,” Mr. Morris said. “The passion of each individual member of our district can be seen almost every day at school.”