Jadon is from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and will be attending North Carolina A&T in Greensboro NC with the intent to major in graphic design. Attending an HBCU is critical to Jadon because he feels the inclusive, family-oriented atmosphere will allow him to grow into a strong, well-connected Black man with a bright future. We agree, and Jadon echoes the sentiments of many of the young men who applied this year: He wants to set an example for his little brother and all the young children in his family. Jadon captivated us with how he processed the grief of his entire family as they dealt with the cruel blow of losing an Aunt to COVID. His maturity and ability to reflect and process will help him with the challenges that lie ahead. Jadon’s dad has set a great example for him and we believe Jadon will make him proud being the first in his family to graduate from an HBCU.