October 2019

Noah Ziegler (10th Grade, Aurora, NE)

Congratulations for being selected as the October 2019 Rising Star! Nebraska Hands and Voices, along with Nebraska EHDI, recognizes students who are Deaf or hard of hearing who stand out with the monthly Rising Star Award.

Gennevieve Weiss, who is Noah’s teacher, nominated him for the award, writing the following about his attributes:

Noah is a sophomore at Aurora High School. He is active in band, jazz band, One Act, Speech, FBLA, FCCLA, 4-H, and his church youth group. Last year, his competitive persuasive speech argued for private insurance companies to fund hearing aids…an initiative which later was passed in our own legislature! Noah is an excellent role model to younger deaf/hh students, a leader in the classroom, and a friend whom other kids love to have around. He’s definitely one of our high school’s rising stars!

Noah, thank you for being such a wonderful example to your peers and your community. Leading by example for deaf/hard of hearing students has a lasting impact on others. You are demonstrating every day that hearing loss does not limit achievement and that is such an encouragement for D/HH kids and their parents. You truly are a Rising Star!