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Expecting greatness: Corinthious Bowen's journey to graduation

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Corinthius Bowen's story is the second in a 23 part series. Corinthius learned early on that hard work pays off.
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Corinthius Bowen's friends and family have always had very high expectations for him.

Corinthius Bowen's friends and family have always had very high expectations for him. /Believe 2 Become

“My granny is just hard on me. She has high expectations for me.”

Corinthious Bowen was just not allowed to be a "slacker" when he was growing up. His mother, his grandmother, his coaches and his church family at Pilgrim Rest Baptist all pressured him with their high expectations. They also let him know they believed in his ability to achieve.

Playing as a tight end and defensive end in football, and a power forward and center in basketball, Corinthious learned to lead, dominating both defensively and offensively. Off the field and the court, he developed a different kind of leadership skills, volunteering with the Ignite Mentoring program and the International Rotary Club of Grand Rapids.

Corinthious will attend either Western Michigan or Michigan State University in the fall, where he will study business and psychology.

All of the adults in his life were instrumental in his success. “They all helped,” he says. “They stayed on me about my grades, and they made sure I knew they expected a lot.”



*Contribution from Joe Jones/Believe 2 Become


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