Senior Kofi Quartey, a member of Hillcrest’s winning Envirothon team, has established his reputation of having a unique sense of style during his five years on campus. When asked why this distinction is important to him, Kofi replies, “Everyone should be proud of their individualism.” He further believes that you cannot be your own person if you’re simply going to copy everyone else.
This individuality extends into other areas of Quartey’s life, as well. He is, at various times, either quite outspoken or quietly reserved; however, his attitude is always good-natured and courteous. In fact, he considers his attitude to be his best quality. Kofi affirms, “I try to approach every situation with a positive outlook.” To that end, his favorite Bible verse explains that the best way to remain positive is through Christ-like love; Romans 13:8 states, “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” He believes this verse is always relevant, even in unforeseen circumstances, which Kofi reminds his peers to be prepared for. His advice to them is to “Expect the unexpected.”
Though he works hard at school to maintain above-average grades, in his free time Kofi likes to relax; he enjoys watching Netflix, playing video games, and hanging out with his closest friends. After graduation, he plans to major in biology in college and to study abroad for a few years. Ultimately, Kofi wants to attend medical school to become an anesthesiologist.