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Class of 2023: Sofiat Adewale

Thursday, May 25, 2023

As we look to graduation, we celebrate the class of 2023 and all of their accomplishments. Students who stand front and center live out the values of BCCS every day. They act with integrity. They demonstrate pride, passion, and perseverance. They seek to understand others, embrace the differences between us, and show empathy. Join us as we honor their hard work and look forward to their bright futures.

What is your first and last name?

Sofiat Adewale

Which school do you attend?
Brooklyn Center High School STEAM

How many years have you attended school in the district?


What groups, activities, or sports have you been involved in throughout your high school career?

Soccer, Track and Field, and AVID

What is your favorite memory of high school?

My favorite memory was playing soccer with the most amazing coaches and a wonderful team. I got to experience what working on a team feels like for the first time, with shared wins and losses. Another moment that will stay with me forever was participating in a Prostart Culinary Competition. This was the first time since elementary I participated in any sort of competition. We had an amazing teacher and the best chef to coach us through the competition. That moment meant a lot to me because I got to meet a lot of wonderful chefs in the culinary industry.

Is there a staff member who has gone beyond for you? If so, who? How have they gone beyond?

All the teachers and staff I have encountered have gone beyond for me even without them knowing it sometimes. Most specifically I have to thank Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. Hayden, Mrs. Choua, Coach P, and Mrs. Gabby. These staff and teachers have made a lot of impact in my life by believing in me and showing me opportunities that I didn't know I had available to me. I’m forever grateful for their patience and guidance.

Brooklyn Center Community Schools stands front and center for Collaboration, Inclusivity and Unity. What do you stand front and center for?

I stand front and center for "Believe." When you believe in yourself, you unlock support for whatever your heart leads you to value.

What does it mean to you to be a Centaur?

To be a Centaur to me means to represent the school in any way you can because you're not only doing it for you but also for the ones coming after.

What are your plans after graduation?

I joined the Army National Guard and I plan on going to training in the fall. I also plan to start college at Hamline University in the fall of 2024 majoring in criminal justice.

What advice would you give someone just starting high school?

Best athlete, best student, best behavior, Everything you do, try your best at it. And, if you can, find the one thing you're best at. Don't forget to also have fun.