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A teenager from Millard accepted into the five military academies


OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Noble Rasmussen, 18, is a high school student from Millard North who is due to graduate at the end of May.

“My friends and teachers always knew I was a badass in my academic life at school,” Noble Rasmussen said. “I just do things as early as possible and just so I can get the best possible grade.”

His drive to be the best is something his parents say he always had.

“We named him Noble to grow up with that honorable character and we’ve seen him wear that throughout his life,” his mother Cheri Rasmussen said. “He was a very disciplined young student. Homework and studying went before he got out and had fun with his friends.”

The teenager, who has military aspirations after high school, has been accepted into all five military academies.

Noble’s push to “aim high” lands him in the United States Air Force.

He said he chose the Air Force because he didn’t want to be stuck in a boat or somewhere in the military.

His parents said his mix of academic, athletic and leadership skills made him a fit for every program.

“All of these things put together was the package the academies wanted,” said his father Kirk Rasmussen. “We are really proud of him.”

Noble shared some advice for other teens struggling for their own success.

“Stay strong, stay optimistic and stay motivated,” he said. “Just a little at a time and one day at a time, that’s how you get by.”

He will begin classes at the Air Force Academy starting this summer.

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