Graduate Spotlight: Kenneth Robinson at Justin F. Kimball High School

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Graduation season is happening May 29–June 7, and in honor of Dallas ISD graduates, The Hub will spotlight a different senior each day as the Class of 2015 prepares to take their anticipated walk across the stage.

Today we learn more about Kenneth Robinson at Justin F. Kimball High School.

Awards/honors, involvement: National Honor Society, 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar, National Academy of Engineering Advisory Board, Battalion Commander ROTC, Valedictorian

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in school: Determination. It’s all about determination—not how smart you are or how rich you are—it’s about how bad you want it.

The teacher(s) who inspired me the most: Major Johnny Manson and Anil Singhal. They were both my commenders [for the Gates Millennium Scholarship]and have been very helpful.

What/who motivates me: My dad and my teachers motivate me, and my mom, too, because I knew I didn’t want to repeat some of the same mistakes she made. She died my freshmen year after a long struggle with addiction. I just want to be able to contribute something to society.

What’s next: I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study physics and eventually earn my doctorate. I want to develop new power sources.

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