Wednesday, 27 June 2012

One for the Team

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life.  The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today." -Ralph Ransom 


This story of my fellow Gates Millennium Scholar reassures people of all ages where hard work, perseverance, and determination can lead you.  His resilience to be his best is simply what allowed him to be the best...and it has sure paid off. 

"How 22 year old Nigerian Emmanuel Ohuabunwa broke academic records and made history at Johns Hopkins University"
Every year, thousands of young Nigerians travel to the United States to study.  While many do well, only a very select few graduate top of their entire university class.  22 year old Emmanuel Ohuabunwa is one of these select few.  However, his story doesn't stop there.  Not only did he graduate top of his class at Johns Hopkins University, he made history by becoming the first black man to do so in the university's history!