Showcasing STRIVE Awards Class: Meet Alfa Young Jr.

Imagine you have worked hard and achieved success but you share the name of someone whose digital legacy is negative, and that is what pops up first in the browser.

Alfa Young Jr., Booker High School Class of 2020, is a standout player on football, wrestling, weightlifting and track teams, and his exploits are posted on social media and websites.

Alfa excelled academically, too. The first in his family to attend college, he is graduating high school with a 3.4 GPA and football scholarship offers in his pocket.

Despite the acclaim he has earned, the news that pops up first in searches is about Alfa’s father, whose murder and criminal activity were highly publicized. Continue reading…