International Student Feels Like Part of the WTC Family
Originally hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, sophomore Ramone Lewis plays for the WTC Men’s Soccer team. He plays central defensive midfield and central attacking midfield.
Lewis is also a WTC Foundation Scholarship recipient.
“This scholarship has affected me in a positive way as it helped me to focus more on school and soccer and less on working to pay my tuition,” said the Business Administration major.
“I am truly grateful for it and want to show my gratitude to the WTC Foundation for awarding me this scholarship.”
He plans to transfer to a Division I school after graduation–and open his own business.
When it came time to choose a college, Lewis didn’t have many offers on the table. His best friend from high school received a scholarship to WTC and spoke to the coach on Lewis’s behalf.
“The coach offered me a scholarship after watching my highlight reel,” said Lewis. “I decided I would accept the offer and come here.”
Like many students, COVID-19 affected him negatively and positively.
“It had been a year since I’ve seen my family because of COVID. I got the opportunity to see them in the summer.”
The protocols Lewis has to follow daily is affecting him mentally and physically, but it’s been a good year for him so far.
“I’m only looking for greatness at the end of the year. Nothing is given–everything is earned.”
What’s Lewis’s favorite thing about WTC?
“I would have to say the people. The staff members are super sweet I couldn’t ask for any better they’re loving and caring. They treat me like family.”