Academic All-Star Nehemiya Feleke


KLEW cares about the community, that's why every week we feature a local student who excels in and out of the classroom. This week's Academic All-Star is from Clarkston High School, but as you're about to see Clarkston is a dot on the map of all the places this student has lived.

Nehemiya Feleke is a senior at Clarkston High School, with a very high GPA. "My GPA is a 3.912." And that GPA was earned at several different schools, in several different countries.

"This is my fourth country and third continent to live in," he explained. He was born in Ethiopia... But has lived in Pakistan and Ghana. "My dad works for the United Nations so we tend to travel a lot."

His family ended up in Clarkston last year, and it was a bit of a transition. "Different countries have different cultures, and I’ve been in culture shock but there's a lot of things to learn from other countries. So that's what I want to do, I want to travel," he explained.

And as for college. "It would be a dream to go to an Ivy League college."

Congratulations Nehemiya you're this week’s Academic All-Star.

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