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The son of Nigerian immigrants, Somto built a repertoire of leadership while in high school. During his senior year, he developed a proposal to renovate a conference room in his high school into a much-needed study lounge. With input from students and educators, he met with administrators and built a budget to ensure this plan became a reality that benefits students long after his own graduation. Additionally, Somto was the presidential advisor of the Magnet Student Council, the vice president of HOSA, Beta Club president, vice president of Eagle Scholars, and the vice president of Flying A.C.E.S. Somto’s life goal is to innovate the healthcare system in Anambra State, Nigeria, the birthplace of his parents and the location of countless family and friends who have lost their lives to poor healthcare. Somto will attend Mercer University on the Pre-Med track.

A recommender said of his work on the study lounge: “Somto’s priority is never furthering his own self interests, but instead he is always working on behalf of others, and will give his complete effort to positively effect the lives of others.”