Homestead High School is proud to announce that senior Adam Yesufu is a recipient of the Princeton Club of Wisconsin Book Award. Yesufu was nominated for this award by Homestead school counselor, Mrs. Sarah Robinson, during his junior year and received the honor during a special dinner held this past June.
The Princeton Book Award is awarded to a high school junior who displays a concern for the opinion of others while demonstrating exceptional leadership, talent, and competence in both academic and nonacademic pursuits. Yesufu was one of 10 students statewide to receive this honor.
Yesufu is an alumnus of Steffen Middle School and currently participates in MTSD’s TAG (Talented, Advanced, and Gifted) programming, with an impressive array of academic achievements across a range of content areas. He received a 34 (out of 36) on the ACT and a 1480 out of a possible 1520 on the PSAT - including a perfect 760 on the math section. He is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction award-winner, and recently received an African-American Recognition Award from the College Board for excellence in academics.
“Adam is one of Homestead’s best and brightest,” wrote Robinson in Yesufu’s nomination letter. “Adam’s drive to do his best in all aspects of his life is one of his strengths. His curious mind, ambitious spirit, and persistent work ethic support his academic achievement and strong engagement in all learning activities.”
In addition to excelling in academics, Yesufu is a member of the National Honors Society, Homestead Neuroscience Club, Students Exploring Medicine Club, International Youth
Neuroscience Association, Homestead’s HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Chapter, and is active in Homestead’s Math and Robotics teams. He was also recently recognized as a 2023 National Merit Semifinalist.
During his time at Steffen, Yesufu received a Certificate of Merit for successfully representing Steffen in the Mathcounts Milwaukee Chapter competition, earned a Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, and a Milwaukee Brewer’s Student Achiever Award for being in the top 6% of student academic performance.
“In furtherance of my desire to give back to the community,” said Yesufu, “I volunteered during Lionsfest, a three-day fundraising festival held by the Thiensville-Mequon, Wisconsin Lions
Club. As for my post-secondary plans, I intend to go into pre-med, and eventually medicine, with an emphasis on neuroscience."