For the family, it wasn’t exactly clear from the beginning that Noah Pescitelli would end up a fisherman.
Mother Patti Pescitelli recalls when the Mill Creek High student was a toddler and liked to fish off the dock where the family kept the boat. But he didn’t grow up around many serious anglers. In fact, his father, Steve Pescitelli, is allergic to fish and can’t touch them or he’ll find himself in trouble.
But the family played along a few years ago when Noah showed more of an interest in fishing. Then they held on as he got caught up.
“It just kind of went super quick,” the mother said. “The first year he competed he went all the way to nationals.”
Now, on both fishing and academic grounds, the northern Gwinnett student, who has competed in numerous tournaments, is headed for the Savannah College of Art and Design on a scholarship. He’ll be joining the Bees’ new team, under head coach Isaac Payne, thanks in large part to the work Noah has done to promote fishing through video projects.