2020 Scholarship Winner Dustin Noble
on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Dustin Noble, son of Doug and Peggy Noble and graduate of Lawton High School, started playing football in first grade and the sport has been the primary driver in his life since. “Football taught me that life is the ultimate team sport. You can’t get through football alone, and you can’t get through life alone,” he said. “It’s a large brotherhood that definitely shaped who I’ve become.”
As a two-time All-Conference and Kalamazoo Dream Team member, three-year varsity starter and two-year team captain, Noble served as a role model for other players and youth in the community. “I enjoyed helping out with rocket football and acting as a positive influence for younger kids.”
Football also taught him the value of thinking before acting. “I threw a game-winning touchdown in our second-to-last regular-season game in 2019. I got carried away with celebrating and injured my wrist, which resulted in me not being able to play on senior night. I missed out on something important to me because I was irresponsible, and while that was hard, it helped me learn to be more aware of my actions.”
In addition to football, he participated in basketball, track, and baseball and has even taught himself how to play the guitar. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions.
He’ll head to Kalamazoo College in the fall where he’ll play football as a running back and pursue a degree in business.
As part of the scholarship application, we asked students to submit a video time capsule that they would open in 10 years. Selection for the scholarship was based on the video along with
academic performance and other achievements. Here is Dustin's video: