Submitted by Sara Livingston for for My TOWN Coalition
So far this year the My TOWN Coalition has honored several of the unsung adult heroes in our town, but we believe that being an asset to the community doesn’t come with a minimum age limit. Therefore, for this month we have chosen to recognize one of Hoquiam’s brightest young people, Nicholas Moir, as our Hoquiam Hero.
Nicholas Moir, son of Hoki and Annette Moir, is a very active member of his school and community. (When I was writing this, I didn’t actually realize quite how involved he is!). Nick is currently a junior at Hoquiam High School, and a freshman at Grays Harbor College through the Running Start program. His grades are excellent, which isn’t surprising if you’ve ever talked to him, and no one will be surprised if he one day becomes a marine biologist, like he currently hopes to do.
For the past three years Nick has been on Hoquiam High School’s Varsity Knowledge Bowl team, Varsity Cross Country, and helped during Foodball. He has also been involved in band, FBLA, and track.
Since 2010 he has been on the Loggers’ Playday Firewood Committee and helped set up the field for the show. In 2014 Nick became (and remains) the youngest member ever of the Hoquiam Timberland Library’s Board at age 13, and a year later he joined the library’s Youth Advisory Board. In 2015 he also started volunteering with Coastal Raptors. Through the years he has volunteered as a math tutor and helped with numerous family nights at Lincoln Elementary where his mother teaches.
At the library I usually see Nick at least once a day, and the first place he drove alone after getting his driver’s license was—any guesses? The library. His enthusiasm for reading in many formats, on many subjects is virtually unparalleled, not only for his age, but for just about any library patron.
He is always willing to jump in to help with anything I might need, even though he never needs to do his community service hours with me because he’s already volunteering practically everywhere else in Hoquiam.
It is for all of his excellent service in his school and community that Nicholas Moir is the My TOWN Coalition’s Hoquiam Hero of January 2018. Congratulations!