Rashad, a junior in Omega House, was recently awarded “Highest Honors” at Fenway’s Honor Roll Assembly.
Faces of Fenway: Rashad
In addition to his academic pursuits, Rashad is an active member of the Fenway and Greater Boston community, including membership in Cooking Club, Squashbusters, Amphibious Achievement, and ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) mentorship. He hopes to join Fenway’s Music Club this year to learn to play piano and wants to get more involved with volunteering in his community. He shared with us below a bit more of his Fenway story.
My favorite part of Fenway: “The community. It’s very supportive, small, compact, and friendly, especially with the teachers. Mr. Johnson, Mr. O, Mr. Hammitte, Mr. Magni, Ms. VanVoorhis—they’re all supportive.”
My goals: “I want to stand out and be different from my peers. I want to leave a legacy. I don’t want to settle for less and be the average high school student. I want to use as much time as I can to be productive, to inspire students who are maybe coming from the same background as me, or may not have the same inspiration or drive, so they can see that they can do it, too. I want to get into a great college and support my family. I want to go to Dartmouth College, even though it’s really hard to get into. I want to go into something with technology. I’ll also apply to Wentworth Institute of Technology and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which has a study abroad program that is interesting because it helps people in different countries.”
If I could change the world: “I want to create more compassion for other people. I feel like we as a society forget to look at other people’s problems. There’s no possible way to know exactly how other people feel, and it feels like people get too focused on their own problems. We’re all people and we’re a society that needs to work together for the better. It’s important to see how other people are struggling and how you’re making other people feel just by doing things. I want to create more compassion all throughout the world.”