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“Uyi” Osayimwen '21 Excels on the Football Field & in the Classroom

“Uyi” Osayimwen '21 Excels on the Football Field & in the Classroom

Congratulations to Osamuyimen “Uyi” Osayimwen '21, who has received offers from some of the leading academic schools in the country, including every school in the New England Small College Athletics Conference (NESCAC).

Above photo credit: Eagle-Tribune Staff Photo: Carl Russo

One of the top linemen in the area, Uyi is also a top student - a member of the national Honor Society currently taking four college-level AP courses - committed to service and student leadership.

Uyi was recently featured in The Eagle-Tribune:

Living his family's American dream: Central Catholic senior, son of Nigerian immigrants, to choose between 14 colleges

“Uyi” Osayimwen '21 on Raider Field
Photo credit: Eagle-Tribune Staff Photo, Carl Russo

Stellar Student Athlete-Scholar Osamuyimen “Uyi” Osayimwen '21

Uyi, a Central Catholic senior with a 4.3 cumulative GPA who is enrolled in four AP courses this semester, will have his choice of impressive colleges and universities to attend next fall.

The Methuen native has proven himself time and again in the classroom and on the football field - he is now enjoying the fruits of his labors. 

The list is continuing to grow, but to date, Uyi has received offers from Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Endicott College, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, University of Chicago, Washington and Lee University, Wesleyan College, and Williams College.

This constitutes every school in the New England Small College Athletics Conference (NESCAC) and beyond!

“I have not yet decided where I am going to attend next year, but I am grateful to have offers from some of the best schools in the country and the decision is definitely not easy,” said Uyi. “I plan on seeking out a school that I feel the most comfortable with and a school that can challenge me, as my goal is to be admitted to medical school.” 

Amazingly, Uyi didn’t begin playing football until he joined CCHS as a freshman at age 14. Since then, he’s taken the field by storm averaging. 

Beyond being a stellar student-athlete [he also participates in Varsity Winter Track (Captain) and Varsity Spring Track], he is also a dedicated member of the Central Catholic community. 

He has served as a leader for Catwalk4Cancer, Student Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, Student Alumni Association, SCOPE (Student’s Can Open People’s Eyes), and the National Honor Society.

Uyi also volunteers in the community with around 80 hours of community service at Riverside Assembly Of God Church and the Methuen Senior Center 

“I really try to be the best Central Catholic student I can be on and off campus!” said Uyi.

Congratulations, Uyi - we can't wait to see what you accomplish next!


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