Skills in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the community recently earned Marquis Henry ‘20 the Student of the Year award by Miami Valley Crime Stoppers.
“I felt extremely honored,” said Henry.
The award was given as part of the Miami Valley Crime Stopper’s annual award luncheon. Along with Henry’s award, the Law Enforcement Office of the Year award and Citizen of the Year award were handed out.
Henry was nominated by Monnie Bush, the President and CEO of The Victory Project, INC. — a Dayton-based faith organization that offers support and empowerment to young men in the area. Henry and his twin brother, Marquel ‘20, began attending the Victory Project two years ago.
“We do lots of different things,” Marquis explained. “My favorite, though, are our Mission Trips. We have been to Guatemala, and Mississippi to volunteer and help build schools.”
In part of his nomination, Bush said, “At the Victory Project, Marquis jumped right into our programming and set a high standard for our students. When it comes to working at our micro-business, no task is below Marquis. He typically volunteers for the most difficult jobs.
“His influence on other students cannot be overstated. Many young men who join VP do so because they have few 'healthy' role models. They come from difficult homes, in dangerous neighborhoods and a failing public school system. Marquis embodies the ethos, 'Your circumstance should not dictate your future.'”
Bush nominated both Marquis and Marquel for the award.
“Marquis and Marquel Henry are a credit to any organization they are associated with. When it comes to servant-leadership, they lead by example.”
Both Henry brothers are members of the Eagle football team and wrestling team.
Posted February 5, 2019