On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Milwaukee Academy of Science High School student Emmanuel Stoffel (center), signed a letter of commitment to attend Concordia St. Paul University in St. Paul, MN. Emmanuel, or “El,” is a young man who has never given up. He grew up in a single parent home, though his father, Larry Allen, did not live with him, his dad was nevertheless a major influence on him growing up. His father instilled in him the importance of hard work and being a leader. His father always supported him in his school work and was key to introducing him to his passion for sports. Unfortunately, in 2019 El lost his father in a fatal car accident. While such a tragic loss may have phased another, El rallied and focused even more on his goals, as it was always his father’s wish that his children would have the best. El earned a 3.5 GPA and in 2021 Milwaukee Academy of Science created a football team and El was finally able to play for his own school. He was scouted by Concordia St. Paul and was offered a full ride athletic and academic scholarship. Pictured at the signing are El with his mother, Lula Rogers (left) and his sister, Akilah Allen who were there when he signed.