Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Jeremiah Mitchell, a senior at Dakota Christian School with a 3.85 grade point average.
Jeremiah is a member of the Student Council. He also performs with the school's band and choir and is involved in drama too.
Jeremiah Mitchell is a humble guy. it's easy to tell that even if you just spend a couple of moments with him.
When we asked him how it felt to be named a Scholar of the Week he told us he was honored. But then he said, "I'm just here trying to do my thing . Get along and evidently my teachers saw me well enough to nominate me. So that's just an honor right there."
That humility continued when Jeremiah told us that the credit for his academic success isn't all about him.
In fact he says his Dakota Christian School community deserves a lot of the credit. "When you have people and teachers who genuinely care about you it makes it easier to learn and makes it easier for you to enjoy what you're doing."
And as Jeremiah has kind words for his school community...that community feels the same way about him.
Listen to school counselor Donna Veurink. "Jeremiah is a special student because he is an extremely hard worker. He stays on task really well. He focuses on what his assignments are."
As Jeremiah finishes up his senior year of school he tells us he is making his final decisions on what to do next.
Here's what he told us. "When I'm done here I want to go on and go to college to study Theology and then go to seminary after that and become a pastor."
A pastor, he says, because he wants to help other people as much as he can; a way of paying it forward to all those who have helped him. "For me its just realizing that no matter what you do as long as you love what you're doing and as long as you honor and glorify God through it he will provide."
For being named our "Scholar of the Week" - Jeremiah receives a $100 scholarship from Douglas Electric Cooperative.... which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.