Junior Iditarod winner returns home to Brockport
Posted at: 03/25/2013 7:01 AM
| Updated at: 03/25/2013 6:11 PM
By: Christine VanTimmeren | WHEC.com
He trained, raced and endured the grueling arctic climate.
Noah Pereira, a high school student from Brockport, won the Junior Iditarod, and returned to school Monday for the first time since his victory in Alaska. Not only did he share the story of his journey with classmates, he received a special gift from the community.
Noah went to Alaska to train for the Iditarod in December. All that training paid off with a win.
On Monday, the student body celebrated with snow cones and cheers. This was Noah’s first time ever competing in the Iditarod. The Brockport Walmart even recognized his accomplishments by giving him a box of treats and toys for the dogs.
His parents and teachers say his determination and perseverance have always helped him succeed whether in Alaska or at school. Noah did have to keep up with school while he was away, but his desire to fulfill his dream helped him do whatever it took. An inspiring message for his fellow students.
Noah just got back from Alaska on Thursday. So he's still getting re-acclimated back to life in Rochester and being back at school. But he says a trip to the Iditarod again is not out of the question.