Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Something Good...

In this day and age you hear so many stories about the youth of America being selfish, disrespectful, and basically a lost generation. But I heard about a story the other day that basically made me extremely proud to even be born in the same decdade as this person. Myron Rolle is a five star athlete, make no bones about it and that is not rare these days. But what is rare is that this young man is also a five star student. This would not be rare if it was at a school with a academic reputation such as a Stanford or Harvard. Myron Rolle goes to Florida State, not exactly the Oxford of the south. He came to Florida State as one of the top safeties in the nation and has not disappointed since he arrived on the campus of Tallahassee. But the real impressive accomplishment from this kid is that he is a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He is a 3.75 pre-med student who will finish his undergraduate degree in just two-and-a-half years. He is a National Leadership Honor Society inductee. he is the recipient of a $4,000 research grant for his work studying human mesenchymal stem cells and the facilitator of a health and living program at a charter school run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Basically he is everything that a young man should be. He may not recieve the Rhodes scholarship, but he has already raised the bar for young people when it so desperately needded to be.

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