For fun, 17-year-old Derrick Parker Jr. waits until his mom’s not home so he can walk through the house reciting Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, booming bass voice, hand gestures and all.
It may not be the way the average high school senior, athlete (pitcher and quarterback), musician (trombone) and debater might choose to spend his free time, but then Parker is far from average and, he admits, “a little odd,” then smiles because he’s OK with that.
In fact, the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy senior class president says, it might be his individuality, and certainly his drive and determination, that helped him win three of the country’s most prestigious college scholarships. The high school senior plans to attend Morehouse College to pursue a degree in Political Science in the fall.
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