UNION, NJ – Union High School senior Brian Kwarteng is among the 354 New Jersey high school student-athletes to receive a certificate of recognition from the 27th Annual Scholar-Athlete Award initiative of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).  Each NJSIAA member school has the opportunity to select one graduating senior as its scholar-athlete of the year.

Last week Kwarteng also participated in an at-home signing ceremony where he committed to attending Tufts University in the fall.

Kwarteng said it’s a little overwhelming leaving his Union High School community and adapting to a whole new environment, but “I am still excited to meet new people and find a new family.”

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While part of his decision in selecting Tufts University was a financial one, he said he also wanted to attend a school for a more academic path. “I believe attending a Division 3 institution would also help me balance school and athletics.”

About participating in Tufts University’s track program, Kwarteng said he’s excited to join his new track family.  “I am excited to take on new goals. I wasn't able to break the records I wanted to at Union due to the cancellation of the season. My next goal is to break records at Tufts.”

Kwarteng said he plans to study biology at Tufts University and attend medical school afterwards, either close to home or in Boston.