Lee Williams (PQC Director of Enrollment Management) and I spent today in Houston, Texas at Jack Yates High School. I'm sure that some of you are familiar with Yates High School. It sits squarely between Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. Yates also just won the 2009 UIL Class 4A state championship over Kimball High School (coached by my friend Snoop Johnson). Our reason for being at Yates today, however, had nothing to do with basketball. We were there to visit our good friend Principal Mumphrey and to recruit stars from a different Yates stage- the classroom. Our trip paid off. We left Yates with a commitment from senior and 5-star academic recruit- Niko Nkululeko. Niko has agreed to join the fall 2009 incoming class at PQC. He is our second such commitment in a week (April Cotton from Little Rock's JA Fair was the first). Additionally, due to Niko's stellar academic achievements (he has a 3.7 gpa and ranks in the top 10% of his class) he will be attending Paul Quinn as a Presidential Scholar. We are thrilled to be the school of choice for Niko and we look forward to adding more students from Yates. There is a strong Quinnite spirit that runs through the corridors of Yates. It will only get stronger as time moves forward.
Thank you Niko for being the first, but definitely not the last, member of the modern Yates family to join the Quinnite Movement. We'll see you in September.