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After Akeem’s second touchdown at the Friday night football game (10/14), two young male elementary students ran down the ramp and were yelling for Akeem’s attention, as Akeem stood on the sidelines. Akeem turned around and saw the two students waving excitedly in front of Section E. He walked over and gave the students a high-five and talked briefly with them. The two elementary students beamed as they walked back to their seats with their parents. To see a varsity athlete take the time to acknowledge two young males is something noteworthy. I am sure those two students will never forget that exchange with Akeem. Akeem truly possesses the dedication to VBHS and represents what being a Fighting Indian means. Akeem’s respectful nature has been evident since his freshman year. He is a great role model for his peers and other students.