The Dream School

A scholarship brings a transformative education within reach

Class of 2017 track and field All-American Deko Ricketts delivered the keynote speech at the William Greenleaf Eliot Society Membership Committee Kickoff Dinner at the Knight Center on September 8, 2015.

In this excerpt, Deko shares what receiving a scholarship has meant to him.

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I always told my mom I would make it. But it's you, the Eliot Society, that helped me—that helped us—make it.

— Deko Ricketts,Electrical & Computer Engineering, Class of 2017

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