Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Nice Change of Pace

The news is so often filled with tales of Negro youth gone wild that this is a refreshing change of pace. And these boys are from my birthplace and hometown of Birmingham, AL.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Penn State. The University of Chicago. Cornell. The University of Georgia. Johns Hopkins.

Logan Dawson stopped. He thought for a second. After naming eight schools, he turned to one of his high school administrators.

"Do you have the whole list?'' he asked. "I can't pull it out of my brain right now.''

That may be because the 17-year-old's list of college acceptances is 26 schools long. His twin brother's tally is almost as high — Ryan Dawson opened 22 congratulatory letters this year inviting him to campuses across the country.

Along with those acceptances, the brothers received a combined $3.58 million in scholarship offers, in addition to $67,000 in outside scholarships.

Rest of story is here


ReggieH said...

FANTASTIC! Just the kind of news we need to hear more of!

soulbrotha said...