“So many of the lessons I have learned at HACC will help me in the next decade of my life.”
As a high school student, Nathaniel Boyd already has an impressive resume. He is the captain of his school’s basketball team, he has earned more than 20 college credits as a dual enrolled student and works as a research lab assistant at the Penn State Cancer Institute in Hershey.
Nathaniel’s successes are even more impressive considering the challenges he faced growing up. He said, “At a young age I was in an identity crisis. My challenges revolved around the cutthroat environment known as Philadelphia. Those challenges have modified my way of attacking my goals. I feel I have balance with competition and gratitude, which continues to make the ones that care about me proud.”
“HACC has given me a platform to express my curiosity,” Nathaniel said. “So many of the lessons I have learned at HACC will help me in the next decade of my life.”
After graduating high school, Nathaniel plans to attend a four-year college in California and study biomedical engineering.
To learn more about Nathaniel’s achievements and ambitions, please view this local news story.