The real test of a high school education is how it plays out afterward. CAN graduates are successful, hardworking, and are making contributions in diverse fields. Here are just a few of the many paths taken by Concept Alumni.

Alumni Spotlight
(Week of Jan 25, 2016)

Serah Ladipo

Serah Ladipo is an Alumna of Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School, Class of 2013.

Briefly, describe your career path.
I currently attend University of Cincinnati and major in Social Work. I am currently a junior. Once I graduate, I plan on furthering my education and ultimately getting a master’s degree in Social Work.
What are you passionate about in your work/school?
Aside from balancing my class schedule and work schedule, I spend time volunteering at the local VA medical center and enjoy working with former service members and hearing stories from the battlefield. I am very passionate about the development of people. I love working and helping others, especially veterans. There is so much to learn about prior service members, which always intrigues me each time I volunteer. Apart from that, I am involved in several other organizations, one of them being Every Nation Campus Ministry. My involvement in this group requires me to learn more about God, which is the most important thing I am passionate about. My passion in learning more about God not only helps me, but helps those around me develop an understanding.
Where is your career headed?
Once I graduate college, I plan on going to a school in North Carolina in order to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work.
How has your Concept Schools experience helped shape your success?
Going to Horizon middle and high school provided me the comfort of seeing similar faces. I was able to talk to my peers and interact with teachers. I was also provided with many opportunities and incentives. Concept Schools made the transition from high school to college fairly easy. One of the ways they did that is putting a big emphasis on culture development. While in high school, I was able to learn about different cultures, which made it easier for me to develop culture competency while in college.
How are you making a positive impact in your community?
Helping is my gift from God and I use it by helping individuals in my local area, whether it is teaching children at my workplace about what it’s like to be an adult or spending time with the elders in order to give them comfort and a bright smile.
What is the most amazing or interesting thing that’s happened to you since graduating?
Many interesting things have happened throughout my life after graduating. However, the most important thing and amazing one is giving my life to Christ. As a freshman in college, I got baptized and received the Holy Spirit. After then, I was provided with many opportunities and guided with supportive friends. As I said, I can’t pick one amazing moment of my life because every day is an amazing day for me. The most amazing time after graduating would have to be the day I got the Holy Spirit because that day changed the person I am today.
Your favorite high school memory?
My favorite memory will have to be our senior breakfast. Just seeing the joy and happiness on everyone’s faces was such a wonderful experience.
How do you support and participate in the Concept Alumni?
I participate by giving some time on my holiday breaks to talk to fellow students about my career path and ways to be successful in college. It’s a blessing to just seeing the light in high school students’ faces when you share your experience with them. It is something I love doing and is something I will continue to do to inspire others.

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