Standout Student: MCA’s Isaiah Coleman
Maranatha Christian Academy student Isaiah Coleman wants to own a successful business and change the world through technology.
He is focused and when it comes to academics and he is fierce! The high achieving senior is a student council representative, a member of the National Honor Society, and the Spanish Honor Society. He also likes math, English and engineering. Coleman has a 4.03 GPA and he’s held at least a 4.0 grade point average since 2015.
“He’s beyond perfect,” said Upper School Language Art Teacher Julie Reinking. ”Taking those PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) and Advance Placement classes, that gets them on the 5 grade scale. The sky is the limit for him and he just kind of takes the 5 points and runs. “
Coleman taught Soccer and Life Lessons in Thailand
Coleman is also a premier player on the soccer field, where he plays center midfielder. He made first-team All-Conference for three years. Last summer, he was one of two Minnesota athletes chosen to coach soccer in Thailand. He made stops at orphanages, boarding schools and juvenile detention centers.
“I played soccer with the kids and helped teach life skills while relating to them through soccer, ’cause, that’s a universal language,” explained Coleman. “They’re the same people as me, they’re not another race, there is only one race, the human race. They’re just a different ethnicity.”
Coleman credits all his success to his faith.
“I give all the glory to God for all my accomplishments, all my success, just everything that’s going for me,” says Coleman.
He plans to use his God-given skills to help others.
“I don’t want to be one of those people that just sells technology for money. I want to be the type of person that makes a change through technology,” he said.
Meanwhile, Coleman has applied to 15 colleges, including Stanford, Harvard, the U.S. Naval Academy and West Point.