The faculty of Rockridge High School is proud to announce Noah Jorgensen has been selected as the Student of the Month for February 2022. Noah is a junior at RHS and is the son of Kori and Erin Jorgensen of Taylor Ridge.
Noah reports that Choir with Mr. Fischer-Oelschlaeger is his favorite class this year. He is very active in both Band & Choir at Rockridge, including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Show Choir. In addition to his musical activities, Noah is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Gray Matters Collective.
Outside of school, Noah volunteers at the food pantry in Rock Island. He is employed at Snowstar during the winter season and Shivers & Shakes during the summer. He stated that he likes to work out in his spare time and also enjoys skiing. He is a member of Shepherd of the Cross Lutheran Church in Muscatine.
Noah’s teachers had the following to share regarding his talents & abilities:
- Mr. Fischer-Oelschlaeger said, “Noah has been a standout student in both the band and choir since he made his first musical sounds for us. He is a leader in every group and we can always depend on him to show up with a smile and ready to work. He auditioned and was selected for the ILMEA District Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the All-State Honor Choir. He also participates in both band and choir for IHSA contests and has helped the Music Department place 3rd in the state in 2020 and to be state champions in 2021. I am very glad we have him for another year!”
- Spanish Teacher Mrs. Joy Carter stated, “Noah is a natural leader who always brings a positive attitude and a smile to class. He is intrinsically motivated to learn and is always willing to help others. Noah brightens up class every day!”
- Math Teacher Mrs. Deanna Lee added, “Noah is a great kid. He is very optimistic in class, in the halls, and in life in general. He is a very talented musician. Last Memorial Day I needed someone to play taps for me at the Illinois City Cemetery service and he did that for me and plans on doing it again this year. I appreciate that very much.”
Noah reports that he hopes to attend the University of Iowa after high school to study Computer Engineering.