Celebrating Our 2017 Graduating Seniors

We will be posting a new graduating senior profile each day leading up to May 26, the last day for seniors.
Graduating Senior:Oluwakemi ‘Kemi’ Adelakun

Oluwakemi ‘Kemi’ Adelakun

Woodlawn High School (Woodbridge Elementary, Sudbrook Magnet Middle)

Tell us about a teacher, assignment, field trip, or extracurricular activity that had a significant impact on you during your years as a BCPS student?

Throughout my years as a BCPS student at Woodlawn High School, being a part of the Woodlawn Spears dance team left a significant impact on me. Dance has been a major influence in my life and has served as an outlet for me. As a dancer, I’ve learned the importance of leadership, courage, and persistence.

During your years as a BCPS student, what did you accomplish that you are most proud of? 

During my years as a BCPS student, my greatest accomplishment has been being accepted into Towson University, Howard University, and Virginia Tech. After years of seen and unseen hardships, being accepted into several colleges has validated my efforts.

What’s next for you? What are your college or employment plans immediately after graduation?

In the fall, I’ll be attending Towson University. I’ll be majoring in biology on the road to becoming a physical therapist.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself working in a hospital as a well-established therapist with style and grace. I’ll probably be working towards becoming a strong wife and mother as well.

“Oluwakemi (Kemi) Adelakun has been a part of our Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science Program for the past four years. Kemi is quiet, but when she speaks it is clear that she is deeply analyzing course material and has valuable things to say. Her contributions to class discussions are full of good insight, and her written work is as well. She is starting college in the fall to work towards earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Kemi has already put a lot of effort into learning more about her chosen career and how to best serve her future patients. She is in the process of completing a year-long Capstone research project on the different rates of ACL knee injuries between males and females, and how gender influences therapy prescribed as well as return to normal function. In addition to the fact that she has taken numerous other challenging AP and Honors-level courses, Kemi has been an active leader in Woodlawn High School’s Marching Band/ Dance Team. She has enriched our building, and we are excited to see how far she will go in her future studies.”

Brian Patterson, science department chair, PLTW Biomedical Science Program instructor

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