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St. Helens High School studnets choosen for award recognition based on school involvement

Noah JonesSt. Helens High School senior Noah Jones has been selected as the Elks Teen of the Month for October.

Jones was chosen for the recognition based on his involvement in school activities and in his community, according to press release from the high school.

Teachers described Jones as a good student with a keen interest in world events and politics. Recently, Jones took an interest in getting other young people involved in politics after he began attending meetings of a local political group.

One of Jones' teachers heard the student say, "How are young people going to make a great country for themselves if they do not participate in political groups?" the release noted.

Keith Meeuwseen, a history teacher at the high school, said Jones' interest in politics at a young age "shows the beginnings of a great citizen and the type of person our founders hoped would come along," according to information in the release.

Other staff in the high school describe Jones as a hard-working student who is always willing to share his opinion, work in groups and lead in the classroom.

In addition to academics, Jones is involved in several groups and clubs including student leadership activities, school decorating committees, and school cleanup events.

Jones said he was honored to be selected for the recognition.

"I'm surprised and humbled," Jones stated in the press release. "I didn't expect to get recognized for what I do because I do it because it's right to get involved and not because I am out for fame and glory."

Outside of school and volunteering, Jones enjoys playing fantasy football and going on outdoor walks.

In the future, Jones plans to get involved in politics locally.

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