By Derby Chukwudi Senior News Writer
The Fall semester is coming to an end, and many students can use a motivation to persevere through. Boubacar Cherif, “17, shares what keeps him motivated during his time in Berea with the Pinnacle.
Pinnacle: What would you like to tell our readers about yourself?
Boubacar: I reside in Alabama but was born in Cote d’Ivoire. I am a Chemistry major with a Biochemistry concentration. I am the Secretary of the Pre-Health Professionals Club. I like travelling and volunteering. I run track and field for the college. Some of my hobbies are sleeping, relaxing, and dancing.
I was the Prince of the Black Student Scholarship Pageant for the year 2014 and 2015 academic session.
Pinnacle: Why chemistry and Pre-pharmacy?
Boubacar: I chose my major because I was excellent at Chemistry in high school, and I also wanted to become a Pharmacist. The curriculum in the chemistry major are aligned with the prerequisites needed for pharmacy entrance. My motivation since I got into Berea has been my graduation ceremony and obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry which would eventually give me the opportunity to study Pharmacy. This semester has been stressful due to the super demanding classes and the workload of my major classes.
This semester has definitely been different from others mainly because it is my senior year. I guess I am experiencing senioritis and there is a struggle between having a chilled semester and delaying gratification until the very end of the academic year in May.
Pinnacle: What motivates you to keep on going?
Boubacar: My family and my outlook for a better world have been my major motivation because they have been a great support system to me especially when sensitive events like these occur. They encourage me to stay strong and believe in myself because I can do it!