In a thankful departure from the gruesome and seemingly enfless stories of British teens finding themself imvolved in violent crime as both victims and petpetrators, we are sharing the success story of Tamilore Awolesi, an
academic scholar at Haberdashers Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree.Tamilore will be studying at Stanford University, USA in 2019, following receipt of a set scholarships from the following world-renowned and US Ivy League universities; Stanford University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University.Most notably, he was named a John Jay Scholar at Columbia, a distinction given to only 30 students out of 2,100 students offered places in 2019. His excellent academics, extra curricular activities and impressive essays earned him the offers from these US universities.A saxophonist and vocalist, Tamilore was also offered a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston for an undergraduate degree in in Jazz Studies, following a successful audition and interview. He attends the competitive Royal Academy of Music Saturday Jazz Programme in London and is involved in his school’s big band and jazz ensemblesIn a recent interwiew, Tamilore says “I am so excited and really looking forward to starting at a prestigious and renowned university such as Stanford. I am looking forward to joining the Nigerian Students Association, the Black Students Union, being part of the thriving Stanford jazz community, and making the most of the entrepreneurial and academic possibilities available to me at Stanford. I am grateful to God for this opportunity to study in the US, which has been a dream of mine since Year 9. I encourage all young people to dream big; put in the work, and ignore the haters”

Passionate about representation in the Black Community, he is the Founder and Chair of Black Head Students Network which held its inaugural event, hosted by Coutts, titled “A World of Possibilities”, for 60 black students from 30 different schools.He also introduced his school’s very first celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth and founded it’s African Caribbean Society, where he is Chair.We wish this brilliant young man the best and are confident he will continue to achieve great successBlackYouthExcellenceAlso read Barnet youngster with sickle cell raises genetic condition awareness

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