Recent High School Graduates Reflect On What Made Their Journeys Successful
Trevor said he entered high school with one main goal, which was to go off to college on a full-academic scholarship. "I was simply determined to make that happen." And so he did.
A month before graduating, Trevor was awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship started by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This need-based scholarship promotes academic excellence by providing an opportunity for outstanding minority students to reach their highest potential. As the scholarship recipient, Trevor is guaranteed up to $1 million toward his undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate school education.
Both of these young men proved that being geniuses does not have to involve all work and no play. Trevor maintained an impressive 4.0 GPA at Annapolis High, while an active member of the National Honor Society which he served as President, as well as the Spanish, Music and Thespian Honor Societies. Even then, he still found the time for theater, track, and music. The athletics program at Southern definitely kept Rehvon busy. Lending his extraordinary talent to the track/field, basketball and football teams landed him numerous awards, including MVP, the Bulldawg-Sportsmanship Award and a scholarship-award that is bestowed upon athletes in the memory of a deceased coach.
Trevor says the best advice he has for rising seniors is simple, set goals early on and remain focused. Surprisingly, he said that if he had to do it all over again, he would...study more. "Although I had a 4.0 GPA, I did not make straight A's as much as I would have liked."
An aspiring lawyer, Trevor looks forward to studying Political Science at Morehouse College. Rehvon will attend Wesley College and major in Sports Management while pursuing a career in professional football.