Clyde Njoroge

POMONA COLLEGE
Class of 2020

Clyde moved to Athens from Kenya with his sister and mother. At his new high school, he joined the track team, eventually becoming its captain and taking the team to the State Championship for the 1st time in over 30 years. Additionally, in his community where 1 in 4 children live in poverty, he mentored younger high school students who are at risk.
As stated by his teacher, “in my thirteen years of service, I have rarely had the honor or challenge that comes with trying to educate someone as bright as Clyde. Clyde is a student who strikes a rare balance between intellectual hemispheres. I do not know if I have ever met a student who is able balance his level of analytical skills with an equal level of left-brained creativity.” Clyde has a global perspective on his impact and plans to study engineering to one day bring sustainable water filtration systems to developing countries.