DELPHOS — Ashton Moore, an 18-year-old senior who attends Delphos Jefferson High School, is hoping to pursue a master’s degree in cybersecurity.
He plans to attend the University of Findlay in the fall and major in computer science and hopes to get a job in the field that will enable him to pursue a master’s degree.
“Here at the school, I help the IT coordinator fix computers and help with any issues that teachers have with their technology, their smart boards, computers, anything like that. I tear apart computers and fix the issues that students have when they break. I just realized that I’m actually very good at it, and I really enjoy the work,” Moore said.
Principal Chad Brinkman had high praise for Moore.
“He is a senior leader in and out of the classroom. He takes rigorous classes, takes pride in his work and is always there to help the school or the students and teachers. He does service work at the school and volunteers time without need of recognition,” Brinkman said.
Moore is involved in a variety of activities and organizations including student council, the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, class officer, school suicide awareness and prevention group, Junior Optimist member, Career Center ambassador, Next Pathway ambassador, Northwest Conference ambassador, varsity basketball captain, Paws tutor, Jefferson volunteer and homecoming court.
Moore learned some life lessons by participating in sports.
“You realize if you can play as a team, that’s inevitably what it comes down to whether it’s a win or a loss. Team chemistry is important, and that’s definitely the same in a business aspect, for something to be successful and then just also hard work. If you have the right mindset, you can really do anything and accomplish anything you set your mind to,” Moore said.
Moore hopes to be as involved in college as he was in high school.
“I really want to be involved too and then even active in the community after that because I’ve just always enjoyed it. I’m not going to shy away from putting in the hard work,” Moore said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.