Meet Olufemi “Favor” Alabi

Meet Olufemi “Favor” Alabi

Meet Olufemi “Favor” Alabi

By Joan Frances –

George Bush High School in Fort Bend Independent School District prepares all students to be responsible and successful individuals. With highly qualified teachers and administration, students graduate with a well-rounded curriculum in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. One senior who has achieved success in all aspects of his high school career is Olufemi “Favor” Alabi.

Favor is in the top three percent of his senior class and has taken Advanced Placement classes every year. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society, as well as Advancement Via Student Determination (AVID) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Favor was also a member of Technical Student Association (TSA) and the National Spanish Honor Society. He has received awards for academic excellence, perfect attendance for the past three years and Honor Roll status.

Favor’s favorite teacher is Phillip Buchanan, his math teacher. “Mr. Buchanan was an angel in disguise, because he came to my rescue. I was having a difficult time in math, my favorite subject, and when Mr. Buchanan came to teach my class, he taught in such a way that was far better than anyone before him, and I began to like math again.”

300-olufemiIn addition to his academic successes, Favor was a member of the basketball team as a freshman and the track team as a junior. He competed in the 400, 200 and 800 meter runs, as well as the 400, 200 and 100 meter x 4 relay. Favor is a motivated leader who supports his teammates. “Being a leader on the track team means that you get to improve the mental strength of your teammates. Most of the time, people think of track as a physical sport, but it is a mental one. Being there just to push and motivate your teammates not to give up helps them in every aspect of their life, because it teaches them to always give their best no matter what.”

When asked what he treasures most about his high school involvement, Favor said, “The experience. You learn so much throughout the course of your high school career that not only shapes your personality and who you’ll become in the future, but it also shapes the environment you will place yourself in.”

Favor stays busy donating his time to community service. On May 27th, Favor visited Mission Bend Elementary with the National Honor Society to volunteer at the school’s field day. Favor contributed 75 additional hours of community service as a member of AVID. On May 10th, he helped tutor eighth grade students at Davy Crockett Middle School to prepare them for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. Within AVID, there is another club called Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU), and Favor spoke about the dangers of smoking with other TATU members at several elementary schools throughout the year.

Favor plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin and double major in computer engineering and electrical engineering. Congratulations on your drive and commitment Favor, and good luck as you benefit society in the future.