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'Doesn't matter what people think go for what you want. Make sure to value and show love(joy) to other'

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Senior Ben Omonira moved across the ocean and took on the role of Senior Class President.

Senior Ben Omonira moved across the ocean and took on the role of Senior Class President.

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Sydney Wong

Senior Ben Omonira moved across the ocean and took on the role of Senior Class President.

Brooks Lescher, Staff Reporter

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Senior Ben Omonira talks about why he decided to become an Aggie and the difference between cultures here and “across the pond.”

At a Glance

Favorite country that’s not the U.S.: England

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming

Least favorite YouTube channel: Nash Grier

Describe yourself in three words: British Black Boy


Looking Deeper

The Red Ledger: Why did you decide to attend A&M over other schools?

Ben Omonira: It was the greatest fit for me, and they have a great network.

TRL: What has the transition from (where you’re from) to Texas been like?

BO: It has been bittersweet. There are times where I hate being different, and other times where I value my difference.

TRL: What was the reasoning behind coming to Texas?

BO: Greater opportunities. I came to live the American Dream.

TRL: What’s the difference between European culture and American culture?

BO: Americans are jokers, but they go big or go home. The Euro vibe is a bit more serious and practical.

TRL: How did you become interested in swimming? Do you plan on swimming in college?

BO: I was a chubby kid and I got inspired by Michael Phelps. I can’t swim at college because I have a heart condition.

TRL: What is one thing you have taken away from your experience here at Lovejoy?

BO: Doesn’t matter what people think; go for what you want. Make sure to value and show love (joy) to others.

TRL: What are you involved in here at Lovejoy and why?

BO: Stuco – I wanted to have a say in the planning of school events. NHS – I wanted to get a nice-looking resume at first, but I do it to officially volunteer for the things that I wish to do in the future. It holds me accountable.

TRL: What are your responsibilities as senior class president?

BO: I have to organize Baccalaureate, Senior Gift, and the Class of 2016 Reunion.

 

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