by LINDA FRABL | photos by Tabitha Jackson Photography

Commended Student

student_crousore1Noah Crousore has achieved numerous academic accomplishments. He was accepted into the American MENSA at age 14 with an IQ of over 160, he earned the Commended Student distinction in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, he was selected as the Most Outstanding Student to attend Pepperdine University’s 2016 Youth Citizenship Seminar, and he is a National Honor Society member with distinction.

As a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School, Noah keeps busy as the captain of the Quiz Bowl and Academic League Programs, as a retreat leader for the Campus Ministry Program, and as the founder of the new Entrepreneurship Program.

Noah is also on his school’s rowing team. He revealed, “I love how elegantly difficult rowing is, and the camaraderie within the boat.” Noah received his varsity letter in rowing, as well as the Coaches’ Award and the Scholar-Athlete Award.


Name: Noah Crousore
School: Cathedral Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Family: Mom, Dad, and Sister
Favorite Places in Carlsbad: Omni La Costa, Café Topes, Flower Fields, Leo Carillo Ranch, the Carlsbad State Beach, the Village, and the Golf View Trail on the Aviara Golf Course


student_crousore2While in middle school, Noah became a two-time first place finisher at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Now Noah considers himself an inventor, and even holds patents on different devices he’s created. He elaborated, “Sometimes ideas come to me in the form of potential science fair projects, but most of my ideas come from the desire to fill a need within my community, and improve others’ quality of life.”

His inventiveness also manifests itself musically. Having played the piano for 14 years, Noah is now a digital music producer, a DJ, and the CEO of a record label that is a subdivision of one of the largest digital distributors of electronic music. Noah shared, “I was jazz trained, so instead of spending time memorizing sheet music, I honed my craft of improvisation. Improvisation and complex sonic profiles created an excellent segue into electronic music production, where I have found my niche.”

With Leonardo da Vinci as a role model, Noah exclaimed, “He was the quintessential ‘Renaissance man,’ and I look to his example of being well rounded to guide my studies in all areas.” Unsure of where he’ll go to college, Noah’s ideal major would incorporate liberal arts, economics, foreign languages, entrepreneurial business courses, physics, and art history. If anyone can master all of this, Noah surely can.