Born and Raised in inner-city Cleveland, David Boone Jr. is the inaugural salutatorian at MC2 STEM High School, a Minds Matter participant and a school record-holding runner. David’s interests are engineering, poetry and changing the world. Through his leadership, David has become a mentor for younger students in his community and has been recognized as a district student ambassador. Prided on inspiring others to change, David is also member of the Cleveland’s SLAMU spoken word program, where he performs regionally in poetry slams.
As a co-founder of STEALTH, MC2’s engineering club, David has discovered a passion for innovation, which has led him to numerous opportunities in the field of engineering. David has been able to work in some of the world’s largest companies and study at a top university. As a sophomore David worked with Engineers at General Electric and completed a summer internship with Rockwell Automation. Junior and senior year David worked at Lockheed Martin as a High School Engineering Technician. David also spent a summer studying at MIT in the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science, where he learned what it takes to perform in a competitive environment.
David has been full time at Cleveland State University as a post-secondary student for two years and is now taking sophomore level engineering courses. David has since used the knowledge learned at CSU to help other students get involved in the post-secondary program. David hopes to attend MIT or The University of Pennsylvania and major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The end goal for David is to return to his hometown of Cleveland and influence the change necessary to help the youth thrive.