2018 January Student of the Month
Jonah Tews is the O.H.S. student of the month for January. Jonah is the son of Brandon and Katie Tews and the brother to Graham and Keegan.
Jonah has been heavily involved at Ogden and is a valued member both academically and athletically. Jonah has been honored numerous times on the honor roll, winning academic letters and has pushed himself by taking college level courses. Jonah was selected to be a part of National Honor Society and continues to take the highest-level classes available to him at Ogden in his area of interest, exercise science. Jonah has played a vital role in the schools Student Council system being a member of this for two years, serving as Secretary this school year.
In athletics, Jonah was a member of basketball for 2 years and was a 4-year participant in baseball, football, and track and field. Along with being a valued member of these teams, Jonah was also a captain for his Football team and was selected by his team as having the best attitude. Jonah had great success on the football field earning 2nd Team All-District Honors Defensive Back his senior year.
Jonah is heavily involved in other school activities including CMS club, #1 Awards, and being a district leader for Bulldog Nation. Jonah has also donated his time with the Ogden Fun Days Color Run and was vital in raising money for the Care for Casey’s Fundraiser. Jonah has also been vital in the implementation of the new training program PLT4M that is used by Ogden’s athletic teams and PE program. Jonah has worked daily with Coach Burger programming and reprogramming in order to design a program that best fits each individual class.
Outside of school Jonah is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden. For several years Jonah has been a volunteer for the Special Olympics West Central Spring Games volunteering his time in whatever capacity they have needed. All of these experiences have allowed Jonah to have a well-rounded view on life. Many times all of the volunteer hours have had just as much meaning to Jonah as it has to the individuals he is volunteering for.
Jonah will attend college and pursue his 4-year degree in exercise science. This option should come as no surprise to anyone that knows Jonah and the amount of time he has spent training during his high school years. Jonah is the epitome of hard work and has set an example to everyone around him what the effect of persistence and a desire to succeed can have. Jonah wasn’t born with great athletic ability but possess it because he earned it. The intrinsic motivation that Jonah works with is why he will be successful. Whether it is in exercise science or another path he chooses to take Jonah has created a foundation for his own success and Ogden is a better place because of him.