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Henry Anderson, Student Athlete

“A college degree is really important for you to be successful long-term.  A degree from AACC is essential to your success”

It’s not much of a stretch to understand why Henry Anderson has an advantage on the basketball court, as he ducks his head to enter the door.  He’s as quiet and unassuming as he is tall. Henry is a well-rounded, traditional student.  He graduated from Bowie High School two years ago and considered following in his brother’s footsteps to AACC to play basketball. When he met the men's basketball coach, the deal was sealed.

“I had a bit of a glitch my first semester at AACC, but now I’m used to school and I’m doing all right.”

Henry has a tendency to understate things. He really turned things around once he realized that he had to work at college.  Playing basketball and being a member of the team has provided an anchor for him at AACC.  The coaching staff is truly committed to making sure that playing a sport doesn’t diminish your performance as a student—it enhances it.

Henry quietly admits that he likes to camp and enjoys outdoor activities.  When prodded he acknowledges that he was a Boy Scout and earned their highest distinction, that of Eagle Scout.  To earn the Boy Scouts’ most pretigious recognition, you must earn many merit badges and execute a distguished community service leadership project that must pass muster from the national council.  It’s quite an accomplishment.

After finishing his associate’s degree in American Studies, Henry plans to transfer to a four-year school where he hopes to continue to play basketball.  His foundation is strong and whatever he attempts, he will quietly succeed.