Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Landon DeBoer, a senior at Corsica-Stickney High School.
Landon's 4.09 grade point average is a testament to his laser like focus on his studies. His hard work has earned him a place on the National Honor Society for three years.
Landon DeBoer says he views his school experience as a sort of competition he has with himself. "I like to challenge myself. I like to do the best I can in all of those courses."
Landon is focusing not only on the classes he needs for high school graduation be he has also taken several dual credit courses like Physics and Composition....in an effort to work ahead on credits for college.
Getting all that work done requires a special talent and a lot of focus. "I think I am pretty good with time management. I get all my stuff done on time. I get it done efficiently and not too late all the time."
And his time here at Corsica-Stickney....he says it has molded him into who he is and prepared him for who he wants to be. "This place has been huge for me. I can't even tell you how much I am going to miss it. Its been a real big factor in my life."
Landon's attitude and demeanor has rubbed off on other students. His principal Andrew Fergen tells us having Landon as a student has been good for the entire school. "He wants to do the best he can in every subject. He is a leader not only for his class but in our school and we're lucky because he tries to push himself with doing dual credit classes too."
Landon is planning on attending Northern State University where he wants to study to become an accountant.
But he says he will never forget his time in the classrooms and hallways of Corsica-Stickney High School. "Oh it's a good experience. Getting to know all of your teachers, all your classmates, you really get that one on one from you to your teacher. You get to learn everything more efficiently from your teacher."
For being named a Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week, Landon receives a $100 scholarship from Douglas Electric Cooperative which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.