Rashid Gordon is Making a Difference

Our business partners are constantly working with students and teachers to bring real-world learning to the classroom. In the post below, Ann Kehayes from the Tennessee Credit Union raves about the accomplishments of Rashid Gordon, a student at Antioch High School in the Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance. Rashid_Gordon_Let me tell you a little about Rashid Gordon and why he was selected for The Tennessee Credit Union Scholarship Award.

Rashid played Basketball all 4 years of high school and has been captain of the Antioch High School Varsity Basketball Team for 2 years now! He is in the marching band that won state championship this year in their class; he plays Alto Saxophone and sits First Chair in the Wind Ensemble. Selected to be in “Leadership” class, after being nominated and writing an essay, he has been mentored by Ms. Audrey Woodward for three years to (1) be a good student and leader, (2) to “adopt” a freshman, and (3) to prepare for college. He has earned titles from his teachers and peers; two of them are “Student of the Year” and “Mr. Antioch.”

One important aspect of being selected for The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance scholarship is enthusiastic participation in the activities offered to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant to future business professions and post-secondary opportunities. This is the mission for the Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance.  Rashid signed up to Job Shadow every year at Deloittte and on his third year someone had to tell him, “okay that’s enough”. Thank you for your enthusiasm! We have gotten to know Rashid at The Tennessee Credit Union during his initial job shadow/internship orientation in 2012 and then that summer we spent more than a month with him and we were so impressed by his ambition and personality.  After one successful year working in the credit union at Antioch High School, we asked him if he would be Head Teller during his second year and he has done a fantastic job.  Dr. Kriebel has been a great coach for him.

We are pleased to know that he plans to continue this path of leadership in the field of business at MTSU.  I asked him why he is choosing to study Marketing.  He thought for a bit and then said he likes to come up with creative ways to accomplish things.  It just feels good.  Rashid, that sounds like a great recipe for a successful life – stay creative and positive!  As you continue to practice, practice, practice, and to do your best work, you are an inspiration to those around you – this is how Rashid Gordon is Making a Difference!

So, Rashid Gordon, CONGRATULATIONS on the TTCU scholarship award, Good Job! See you at Senior Celebration Night   Thursday May 1st from  6pm-7:30pm at the Crossings Event Center located at 5380 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch , TN 37013