Name: Nathan O’Connell
Parent: Kathrynn and Bryan O’Connell
School Activities: Cross-country, robotics, golf, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society.
Activities/Work Outside of School: I work at the Pizza Place, serve/usher at the Catholic Church (St. Ignatius), and help with the American Legion and Knights of Columbus breakfasts.
Your favorite class and why? My favorite class is basic electricity because it is the most hands-on. I get to learn by making the circuit with my own two hands.
Why is a solid education important? It allows people to think for themselves and make life decisions in tough situations.
Immediate plans after High School Graduation: I am enlisted in the Army for four years of active duty and four years of Ready Reserves. I will be maintaining satellites for the U.S. Army.
Long-term Plans/Goals: Get a stable job in the trades, buy/build a home, and start a family in the next 15 or so years.
Note: The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club annually recognizes the top academic performers at Kingsland High School. Kiwanis will recognize Nathan and his parents during the May 18 meeting at the Spring Valley Community Center.