Posted: March 8, 2021

Throughout this pandemic there have been so many examples of courage like students persevering with their learning in a remote world, staff reinventing how they connect with students, shifting practices to follow the COVID-19 countermeasures, and being vulnerable in a way that helps us connect with others.

In my journey this year, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some pretty amazing people who are demonstrating courage in such humble ways. At a recent school board meeting we recognized one of our students, Noah Christensen, with the Mill Town Pride Award. Noah shared his personal journey with such courage and a focus on helping others by making sure they know “you’re not alone.”

This week instead of sharing my own interview I’m sharing an interview that Lacamas Magazine did with Noah that inspires me to lead with courage. I love Noah’s wisdom when going through challenge. “I think about what I’m fighting for and I think about what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.  I think about my why.”

Check out this interview and Noah’s story and a picture with his parents below. Video: Camas Football Player Noah Christensen: Finding Solutions As He Battles Bipolar. Thank you Noah for being such an inspiration.

Here’s to a great week of HOPE & JOY!