Nebiyu Tadesse

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
Class of 2019

  • Despite moving to the United States as a high school freshman and knowing no English, Nebiyu transitioned out of his ELA program after only one semester and was put into the regular educational track.
  • He graduated in the top 5% of his high school class four years later, after taking IB, AP, honors, and concurrent enrollment college classes.
  • Nebiyu was president of the robotics club, participated in dance and theater clubs, tutored 5th graders in math and science, and was involved in student government.
  • After realizing he had naturally become a role model for other Ethiopian students at his high school, he founded a leadership club for the Ethiopian community there.