Emmanuel Twumasi of Ghana has lived in Old Greenwich since 2012 with his host family, the Kirkpatricks.
Emmanuel, a graduate of the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana, is a senior at Kent School in Kent, CT and is committed to attending Wake Forest University in the fall.
Emmanuel has 82 goals career to date at Kent and he was All-WNEPSSA (Western New England Prep School Soccer Association) in both 2014 and 2015, and All-Connecticut both years as well.
He also played in the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) All-New England Junior All-Star Game in 2014.
Forty of the nationâ€™s elite boyâ€™s high school soccer players from fall playing states will take part in the fifth Annual High School All-American Game on December 5, 2015 in Raleigh, NC. The players selected are seniors who have finished their high school careers and represent their high school teams during the fall season.
The game is being held the same weekend and in the same proximity as the womenâ€™s NCAA Division I College Cup. The participants will arrive on Thursday, December 3rd and will attend the semi-final games on December 4th as well as the championship game on December 6th.
The Right to Dream takes the premise that Africa needs more role models, especially those who understand the challenges faced by Africans and have the talent and opportunity to express it, as well as inspire, create and lead positive change.
Right to Dream exists to discover and nurture role models. They provide young, talented Africans like Emmanuel with the opportunity to fulfill their potential and the capacity to claim a better future for their communities and country.