Nick Lueder

Running to bigger and better things

Eliza Berglund, staff writer

You may have seen him on the track, running to the baseball field, running cross country, or swimming. You also may have seen him helping with the Scarlet Squad, or the President of National Honor Society. Meet Nick Lueder, an East High senior.
During Nick Lueder’s time at East High School, he has participated in four sports, those being cross country, swimming, track, and baseball. He has lettered in all four of the sports, and has been the team captain in all but baseball.
“Throughout this track season I’ve often thought, I am so thankful for Nick Lueder. He is reliable – he is always at practice, on time, and ready to go. He is coachable – he receives feedback and implements it. He is a leader – his teammates do what he does because they trust him. He works really hard – whether we’re at a meet or at practice I know that Nick is giving all his effort to whatever he is asked to do. He is going to be immensely missed next track season but I’m so thankful for the impact he’s made on his teammates and the track program,” Track coach Linnea Dewaared said.
Nick Lueder is a hard worker and a great leader to his peers.
“East High School has provided a wide array of leadership opportunities outside of athletics as well,” Nick Lueder said.
Nick Lueder is the sitting president of the National Honor Society, and a member of the scarlet squad, he plays a big part in are East High community, he is very smart, he takes many classes at Central Academy, which has provided him with many connections. After he graduates, he plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.
“I am extremely grateful for the people I have been able to meet and the experiences I have had in high school, I have learned many lessons that I will hold true for years to come,” Nick Lueder said.
Not only is Nick Lueder involved at East, but he is an involved brother as well.
“Having Nick as a brother is like having your best friend and biggest competitor all in one. On one hand you have a confidant and the other wanting to hit him with a car. He challenges me to be better along with his peers and I make him question some of his decisions. I got really lucky to have Nick as my brother to be honest, we help each other whether we realize it or not. Or even want the help. I love watching him succeed and am so proud of him and his accomplishments,” junior and Nick’s sister Mackenzie Lueder said. Nick Lueder is a great leader, and he will be missed                                                      .