By Lisa Lelas
Every autumn West Hartford Magazine takes great pride in introducing a few recent high school graduates as examples of excellence in our community, and who look to have bright futures. While we cannot possibly include all of the worthy students, we have selected eight students from the four West Hartford high schools as this year’s “Terrific Teens”!
Each of these students possesses an admirable work ethic with a drive to succeed and a desire to make a difference in the world. They exemplify what being a good role model is all about, and although they are not seeking fame, our community has noticed them as future “movers and shakers” of the world.
This year we sought out a natural setting for the Terrific Teen photo session, and were not disappointed with the beauty of West Hartford’s Westmoor Park.
Congratulations to Noah Drazen of Hall High School!
Future neuroscientist or physicist
If anybody can turn lemons into sweet-tasting lemonade it’s Noah, who is an example of what drive and determination can bring. “I have always suffered from ADD,” he admits, “and that intrigued me to learn more about how the brain works.” Now a freshman at Dartmouth, Noah plans to become a neuroscientist/doctor or possibly a physicist because of his deep love for the sciences.
Noah smiles as he thinks about his favorite foods: Peking duck and penne a la vodka. His favorite color is red and his favorite vacation experience was to Madrid, Spain, where he did an exchange program through Hall. When he’s not studying or volunteering, Noah most enjoys singing, listening to music and collecting vinyl records!