Yale student comes home

Noah Strausser was able to perform for a hometown crowd

By Carie Kuehn | ckuehn@whbf.com

Published 10/21 2016 10:47PM

Updated 10/21 2016 10:47PM

America's oldest underclassman a cappella group came to Clinton, and a hometown voice is among the singers. 

The Yale Spizzwinks(?) will perform three concerts in Clinton and Fulton, the hometown of Noah Strausser.

Strausser graduated from Prince of Peace Catholic School in 2014. After beginning his time at Yale, he joined the Spizzwinks(?) which were founded in 1914 and perform all over the world. Now, he can say he's performed in his hometown. 

"It's been pretty fantastic," said Strausser. "Very eye opening getting to experience my hometown in a completely different light because I'm showing it to all my best friends."

He's come a long way from "Seussical The Musical", his first musical performance at Prince of Peace.

"An emotional rollercoaster for me as his mom," said Robin Strausser. "Going back to his school yesterday, his high school, where he performed so many times, but this time he's back there as a Yale student. It was crazy, it was so wonderful."

Being back has also opened the door to emotional moments, like when he returned to the Showboat Theater, where he performed for four summers. 

"We all got on the stage and we sang a song together," said Strausser.  "It made me tear up, it made my mom tear up it was really spectacular."

"Everyone's just embraced them coming and seemed so joyful that there's something positive in our community right now," said his mother.

Clinton is a community that's proving you can always come home. 

The final performance will be at Zion Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday

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