Providence senior and class of 2020 salutatorian, Benjamin Brokaw, will be following in the footsteps of both of his parents and attending Stanford University this coming fall, where he is planning to study economics.
This is highly commendable, as Stanford has a notoriously low acceptance rate.
Benjamin’s education at Providence set him up well for his post-secondary education. He is a driven student who has been highly involved in many areas. In the drama program, Benjamin was able to interact with a large amount of students outside of his grade level. On Providence’s soccer and basketball teams, Benjamin experienced camaraderie and perseverance. In the newly minted math club and individual math competitions, he honed his skills. As a leader on House Council, he encouraged and supported many other students. Benjamin showed his creativity and commitment in hosting the 2020 Mystery Bowl all online for the secondary students.
Benjamin reflects on his academic journey at Providence:
While every course I have taken has benefited my academic growth to some capacity, the most beneficial are my English and History classes, which have taught me to contextualize then interpret any literary or historical work from the dawn of civilization to the modern era. As for my spiritual growth, both Bible and English have been beneficial. Through them I had the chance to explore alternatives to Christianity and their flaws as well as recognize the superiority of a Christ-centered life.
Congratulations Benjamin, and may you look to Christ and give God the glory in your further education!