gold medallion foundation rising starsDuwain is a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University where he is pursuing a degree in business management with a concentration in banking and finance. He was recently placed on the Deans High Honors List for the spring semester with a grade point average of 3.8. He is currently the Vice President of the African American Society and is also involved in the Voices of Glory gospel choir.

In high school Duwain was the Vice President of the Reynoldsburg High School National Honor Society and the President of the high schools Christian organization, Christians in Action. He graduated as 1 of 20 valedictorians in June 2006 with a grade point average of a 4.0. He was also named to be in the top 1% of all African Americans in the class of 2006 as a National Achievement Finalist.

After graduation, he plans to work in the banking and finance field for 2 to 3 years before pursuing masters in business administration from an upper level institution.

SOE has benefited my life greatly by reinforcing the knowledge of my inner potential and giving me tools to turn that potential into success.

I have managed to overcome difficulty by relying on my faith in God —And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose -. Romans 8: 28

I plan to make a contribution for a better world by becoming staying focused on the goals that I have set and helping others reahze and achieve their own goals. The one piece of advice that I would give to teens would be to never set¬tle for anything less than what you are worth.

Duwain was featured on NPR after graduating in June 2010 from Case Western Reserve Univeristy