LHS valedictorian Troy Ahlers on path to become an Aerospace Engineer


KLEW cares about you, that’s why every week we feature a local student who is excelling in and out of the classroom. KLEW News Reporter Shannon Moudy introduces us to this week’s “Academic All-Star”.

This Lewiston Bengal’s a little over a week away from earning his diploma…

"Kinda crazy. High school just flew by...I feel like a couple days ago I was a sophomore,” said Ahlers.

You may recognize Troy Ahlers, he’s a well-known multi-sport athlete.

"I've played three sports every year,” said Ahlers.

That’s football, basketball, and two years of track, but he switched it up taking up tennis most recently. He’s not just a star on the field and court.

Ahlers said, "Still got my 4.0, I'm valedictorian. Still have to write my valedictorian speech for graduation."

Procrastination’s not really his style. He always gets his homework done early but he said he never would’ve gotten here without some help.

Ahlers said, "I've had some amazing teachers along the way. Mrs. Feeney from Centennial, Mrs. Smith from Sac, and then Mr. Cornelia from here at LHS."

Troy’s chosen to attend the University of Idaho next year.

"Studying mechanical engineering with an emphasis in aeronautics,” said Ahlers. “Dream job is to become an aerospace engineer, work for some big company like Boeing or who knows, maybe even NASA. That would be awesome."

Good luck on those big dreams Troy Ahler, and congrats, you’re this week’s Academic All-Star.

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