Campus success story defies all odds
Shaun Hendrickson, a third-year business student at the University of Guelph, read a full newspaper article for the first time in his life late Thursday night.
After completing the article about local martial artist Nathan Skoufis, Hendrickson immediately reached out to The Contrarion to express his excitement over his achievement.
“I don’t like to call myself an intellectual, but I read the article in 15 minutes while sitting on the bus. I was this close to checking out and just staring at this mole on the neck of the guy in front of me, but I pressed on, and I even missed my bus stop because of how much my brain was into it,” Hendrickson told The Contrarion. “It was truly an exhilarating moment.”
President Franco Vaccarino was just as thrilled as Hendrickson about the achievement: “Here at the University of Guelph, we constantly strive for the type of excellence that Shaun has displayed. Our purpose is to ‘Improve Life,’ and I can’t think of a better improvement to my life than a 21-year-old reading a 500-word article about a local karate guy.”
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