Kwadwo Onyinah has been awarded Church Farm School’s first-ever Joseph E. Rhile Endowed Scholarship.
The scholarship is named for a longtime teacher and coach and is given to a deserving senior in good academic standing who leads by example and upholds the school’s core values (with preference for a scholar-athlete in the wrestling program). Alumni, current and former parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the school helped to raise more than $125,000 to fund the scholarship.
Onyinah says it was in his native Ghana that he first learned “all the qualities of respect, discipline, and much more that make me who I am now.” When he moved to New Jersey, he partnered with The Wight Foundation, which provides opportunities for talented students from the Greater Newark area. This partnership eventually led Onyinah to Church Farm School.
CFS’s brotherhood has enabled Kwadwo to thrive.
“I think I have built a reputation as a helpful, kind, and optimistic person around campus,” he said. “A core value that I really hold dear to my heart is that of brotherhood, and I show that every single day, from waking up my roommate to helping underclassmen with homework and projects as a peer tutor. I am always looking out for my brothers in the classroom and on the athletic fields as well. Whether it is on the wrestling mats, the track, or the soccer field, I am someone that both students and coaches can count on.”
This summer, Onyinah expanded his worldview through a program called The Experiment, enabling him to travel to Jordan to learn about their language and culture alongside other accepted students. As a senior, Onyinah is looking forward to closing out the CFS experience with his “brothers,” and pursuing an aeronautical or aerospace engineering track in college.
Located in Exton, Church Farm School serves boys in grades 9-12 from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just seven and 12 students. Learn more.