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Senior Spotlight: Jordan Noonan

On September 7th, 2005, in Lincoln, NE, Jordan Michael Noonan was born. Jordan’s parents are Greg and Kim Noonan, and the late Shawn Noonan. Jordan is the youngest of all his siblings: Karlie Nuss (29), Sarah Phillips (26), Kenzie Konopasek (24), Meranda Kudrna (22), and Madison Noonan (20). Jordan’s family wouldn’t be complete without his two dogs, Duke and Coco.

Jordan’s grandparents are Barb Noonan of Columbus, and Kathy and Lee Seda of Platte Center. 

Three words that describe Jordan are hard-working, dedicated, and leader. 

Throughout high school, Jordan participated in many school activities: FFA for 6 years, One-Act for 4 years, football for 4 years, basketball for 4 years, and National Honor Society for 3 years. 

Outside of school, Jordan is a member of the Leigh Youth Advisory Committee as well as St. John’s Lutheran Church Bible study group. 

Jordan also earned many honors include Football Academic All-State, One-Act Academic All-State, Football 2nd team All-District 2023, Football All-District Honorable Mention 2022, four-time Letter Winner Football, four-time Letter Winner One-Act, two-time Football Captain, three-time Student of the Month, two-time Class President, two-time FFA President, and YAC president.

Outside of school you can see Jordan working part-time at Mike’s Auto Repair, hunting, fishing, and working on vehicles.

Jordan’s favorite things include the favorite subject, math; favorite movie, The Blind Side; favorite song “Buy a Boy a Baseball” by Granger Smith; favorite sports teams, the Huskers and Green Bay Packers; and favorite food, steak.

Jordan’s proudest high school accomplishment was winning the football state championship. His favorite memory from the championship was celebrating with teammates and family after.

He says his most embarrassing school memory is coming to Leigh for the first time in junior high with his buzz-cut haircut.  

His future plans are to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and receive a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

In 10-15 years, Jordan hopes to be living a comfortable life with a wife and kid and starting his own engineering business. 

If Jordan won the lottery, he would have a shop full of old vehicles to tinker with and retire to the mountains. He would travel to Alaska to go moose hunting and fishing if he could travel anywhere. 

His biggest pet peeve is when people talk very loud constantly. 

Three goals on Jordan’s bucket list include going elk and moose hunting, going to a Super Bowl, and building a muscle car. 

The person that Jordan admires most is his dad. “He is the hardest working guy I know,” Jordan said. “Knowing all the things he has been through in his life and him still being a great father is inspiring to me.”

Before Jordan graduates, he leaves LHS underclassmen with one piece of advice: “Be involved in sports and other activities.  Push yourself to be a leader and be the best person you can be.  It will pay off in the long run.”