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Student of the Week: Caleb Bonsi Senior at Terry Parker High School

2:25 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Caleb Bonsi moved to Jacksonville from Ghana, West Africa five years ago. Now, a 17 year old senior at Terry Parker High School, he's been accepted to seven different colleges and has received more than $300,000 in scholarship money.

Caleb says, in Ghana, education was highly valued, so that's been his focus most of his life. A secondary passion, he says, is helping others, "Growing up, I had a lot of people have an impact on my life, so I just try to return the favor as much as possible," he says.
   
One of Caleb's teachers, Katrina Blakely, says when it comes to Caleb's future, the sky is the limit. "If he wants to be pre-med, he's going to be a doctor, if he decides to study writing, he's going to be the person who writes the next great American novel," Blakely says. "He's going to be that kid who does what it is that he sets out to do," she adds.

Caleb is still waiting to hear back from his dream schools: UF, UCF and Harvard. Though he says it's always changing, his goal, (right now), is to become a pediatric anesthesiologist.

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