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Noah Turner: NMSHS Intern extraordinaireFree Access


Noah Turner is a Nederland Middle- Senior High School 11th grader who has made himself indispensable as an intern for The Mountain-Ear.

He applied for the position because he has always “been interested in journalism and writing, and the intern position would allow me to learn more about the craft, as well as contribute to The Mountain-Ear by writing stories about the local events that I am a part of.” But interning for the local newspaper is only a part of Noah’s busy life.

“I participate in the theater programs, fall sports, as well as student council at Nederland Middle-Senior High School, so I would be able to cover news from the inside on these topics.”

Writing for this paper is only a small part of Noah’s writing, though. “I write mostly creatively, such as fiction stories and poetry. I journal extensively every day, and keep a detailed record of each of my days and the events I observe.

This busy young man “participates in cross-country running and theater— plays in the fall, and musical theater throughout the winter and spring. I joined the student council this year, and have helped plan and fundraise for both homecoming and prom. I am also one of thirteen singers in the Nederland audition choir, The Loquations.

“I ski, mountain-bike, and hike whenever the weather allows. I also write and run a local high-school Dungeons & Dragons game. I work at the Nederland Community Library as a Library Page, and teach creative writing to middle schoolers twice a month.”

Noah loves his town: “Every person you meet in Nederland treats you as their neighbor. All the students at the high school are friendly and supportive, and willing to lend a hand in any moment. The residents of Nederland are very similar, in that any one of them would smile and converse just as an old friend would.

“I love how unique our values and traditions are (how many towns can say they celebrate a Frozen Dead Guy?) as well as the importance and love each of us holds for the beautiful environment we live in.”

Noah has, unsurprisingly, a great deal of respect for The Mountain-Ear: “In reading, you can tell that the staff and writers value each aspect of what makes these mountain towns great. Whether it be local politics, personal stories, or photos of the occasional moose, The Mountain- Ear is a perfect representation of our local culture. Also, as a local resident myself, it is always fun and exciting to see my friends, teachers, or even myself featured in an article.”

Noah sees himself ultimately in some kind of writing-based career, and sees his internship as a step in that direction. “This Mountain-Ear internship seems like the perfect opportunity before my college years to add an arrow to my quiver of knowledge,” he says.