This news is old but good, and I looked and couldn’t find our having discussed it.

Back in the fall of 2017, one of our former football players—Akil Ross—was named National Principal of the Year for his work at Chapin High School in South Carolina. The attached story is remarkable for his having o ercome some mean streets to get to Duke.

Plenty of the “major sports” grads have gotten fame/fortune on the court (and sometimes on the gridiron or field), but this guy is flying under the radar and helping lots of kids.

After winning the award, he got bumped upstairs to the regional administration and then went off to be an inspirational speaker.

Anyway, kudos to Akil!