Senior Xavier Thompson was recently awarded the Cheyney University Keystone Scholarship, which is a full, four-year scholarship to the university. Xavier plans to major in psychology with the goal of one day becoming a child psychologist, “I’ve always been interested in the human mind and want to learn more about why people do certain things, and also why they react like they do. Being able to help someone who could be going through something traumatic would be rewarding.”
Xavier has been a member of the rugby team since his sophomore year and an Operation Santa Claus participant while at O’Hara and he hopes to be part of the Danny Hammond Dance Marathon this year as well. Rugby has provided him with some of his fondest O’Hara memories, “My best O’Hara memory would have to be winning the state championship for rugby my sophomore year. Our team didn’t expect to make it that far but all of our hard work paid off.”
A graduate of Holy Cross Elementary School in Springfield, Xavier is looking forward to his college experience at Cheyney, “I choose Cheyney because of the scholarship but also because of the culture. I know some people who graduated from Cheyney and they told me that the experience there would be different from other colleges. Cheyney is somewhat close to home but far enough away so that I also feel like I would be able to get the full college experience.”
Congratulations, Xavier! We are proud to call you a #lion4life!