Delon, senior, Highland Park High School


“I will be studying music. A big part of that is because of my band instructor, Joel Matuzak. He really pushed me to be better and encouraged me to pursue music. I chose Hampton partially because it’s a HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and I wanted to have that experience, and also they reached out to me to play in their orchestra. I play the violin and the guitar. I’ve been playing the violin since I was three years old and so they wanted me to be a part of their ensemble. I really feel like myself when I’m playing music. It’s like you’re separate from the world, and you’re doing your own little thing.”
— Delon, a 2017 graduate of Highland Park Senior High School, will attend Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in the fall.