Oluwole “Emmanuel” Omolafe of Chesapeake High School was one of nine students in the state of Maryland to win a MPSSAA Minds in Motion Scholarship-Athlete Scholarship. Omolate will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Chesapeake High senior was a star wrestler for the school but is considered a better student.
“I nominated Emmanuel. He is a 4-year varsity wrestler for us, he was 2x Wrestling regional and state qualifier,” said Chesapeake Athletic Director Shaun Downey.
“If you looked up student athlete in the dictionary you would see a picture of Emmanuel.”
Chesapeake Wrestling coach Andrew Romano said Omolafe is the senior class president at Chesapeake High and has received a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina.
“[Emmanuel] is the type of student that every teacher wants to educate, and every coach wants to cheer for from the sideline. [Emmanuel] is a graduating senior who embodies what it means to be a Chesapeake Bayhawk,” Romano said.
According to Romano, Omolafe has came a long way from an experienced wrestler.
“For somebody who had no wrestling education or experience, it was extremely satisfying to see him on that podium. I can’t wait to see what [Emmanuel] will be doing a couple of years from now, his future is brighter than the sun itself.”