To celebrate National School Spirit Day, University High School in Newark, New Jersey, held a convocation on Friday, September 20th with special guest speaker, Jordan Thomas, alumnus and Rhodes Scholar.
Jordan Thomas graduated from University High School and went on to Princeton University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After Princeton, Jordan completed a year of postgraduate studies at Oxford University as the first Rhodes Scholar to ever ascend from Newark Public Schools. This fall he will begin dual enrollment studies at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School.
The school welcomed home and celebrated Thomas on the completion of his international fellowship and to commemorate the continuation of his post- graduate education at Harvard and Yale Universities. Principal Genique Flournoy-Hamilton, is looking to reestablish the great legacy and spirit of University High School on National School Spirit Day. Thomas is the first of many prestigious alumni who will return home to be honored for continuing to move the Phoenix forward.