For the second consecutive year the Gates Millennium Scholars Program has awarded a scholarship to a Romulus High School Senior. Out of 53,000 applicants only 1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. Senior Kingsley Enenchukwu will follow in the footsteps of last year’s RHS winner Brooke Waldon, who is pursuing her degree at Syracuse University. As required Enenchukwu maintained honor roll status in addition to writing 8 scholarly essays. He is able to pursue a degree in any undergraduate major and selected graduate programs at any accredited college or university, his plan is to attend the University of Michigan to study finance. “When I got the letter I was nervous to open it. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to represent my community and those who have helped me along the way. My goal is to eventually work on Wall Street, Said Enenchukwu.
Established in 1999 with the goal of developing Leaders for America’s Future, the GMS program enables 5,000 students to attend and graduate from 800 of the most selective private and public schools in the country. “To have students in back to back years win this scholarship is a true testament of their dedication and work ethic. It is a reflection of the performance that our administrators, teaching staff and counselors are doing, said Marjie McAnally, Superintendent of Romulus Community Schools.