From the first moment Osei Avril stepped foot on the campus of the Ron Clark Academy, we knew there was something special about him. Not only did he express all of the great qualities of an academic scholar, but he also added a uniquely passionate spirit throughout the halls of our school. When our students garnered national fame for their interest in the presidential election of 2008, Osei was on the front lines, being interviewed by national media outlets such as CNN and Good Morning America. When his classmates performed their song, "You Can Vote However You Like," Osei rocked it on the front row and electrified the nation in his trademark "white socks." In his 7th grade year, Osei receive the prestigious honor of being named as a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, highlighting him as one of the top academic scholars in his class in the nation.
After graduating RCA as our first valedictorian, Osei attended PACE Academy where he received numerous awards and accolades. In his senior year, he was named as a Gates Millennium Scholar and is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We are proud of you Osei! Thank you for blazing a trail for all RCA graduates to follow!