The Little Falls Exchange Club chose Jake Loukinen as the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) October Boy of the Month. He is the son of Bobby and Jen Loukinen of Little Falls.
A very busy student and community member, Loukinen has achieved a GPA of 3.549, received the ExCel Award and has been on the honor roll during all four years of his high school career.
Kevin Jordan, a teacher and varsity basketball coach, said, “Jake is a highly intelligent young man and takes a blue-collar approach to achieve his goals. It is these qualities that make Jake an outstanding leader. Combine that with his desire, dedication and commitment and you have an individual that will always achieve success at a high level no matter what he endeavors.
“Jake has a had a positive influence on everyone around him. The character he displays and the choices he makes will always be a great example for others to follow. He will always do the right thing. Jake is very involved in the classroom, school activities and many community events,” said Jordan. “His willingness to participate and take an active role in these different communities displays great leadership and makes others want to do more as well. Jake’s efforts are simply admirable and make you want to just sit back and watch how others feed off him.”
During Loukinen’s four years at LFCHS he has been a member of the soccer team and has served as captain. He received All-Conference Honorable Mention in soccer and was voted by his teammates as most improved. He has also been on the basketball and golf teams. He is a member of the band and has helped out by serving on LINK and is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“Jake is a stellar student-athlete who establishes a standard of excellence above and beyond normal expectations. I have been blessed with Jake’s presence in multiple courses at the high school and I am impressed by his unshakable determination to achieve success,” said teacher Tom Stockard. “Whether Jake is preparing for an exam, researching data for a term paper or racing up and down the court or field for the basketball or soccer team, he always provides maximum effort. He earns respect from his classmates, teachers and anyone in his presence by his compassionate and kind treatment of others. His diligence to achieve success while consistently conducting himself in a gracious manner sets him apart from his peers.”
Stockard described Loukinen as a courteous, mature and driven young man. “He is an exemplary student and an even better person,” said Stockard.
When not busy with school work, Loukinen also spends time working with his church. He has served as Youth As Resources (YAR) as vice chair. He has been a leader in bible study and has given of his time on three mission trips to Costa Rica, Panama and Guatemala.
In this free time, Loukinen likes to hang out with family and friends, play disc golf, soccer and basketball. After high school, he plans to go into the teaching field at North Central University. He will also be a member of their soccer team.