This week's Liverpool High School Senior of the Week, Stanley Leon Hines Jr., is the president of Umoja.
His academic awards include an Award of Excellence in U.S. History, a CSLS Certificate of Achievement and LHS Student of the Month.
Hines' favorite class at LHS is government studies.
Outside of school, Hines works as a crew trainer at a local McDonald's Restaurant. He also volunteers for the American Red Cross. His hobbies include art, music and poetry.
Hines' mother has contributed much of his inspiration and motivation, he said.
"She has given me the tools that I need to be successful in my life," Hines said of his mother. "Although at times she is hard on me, it has made me stronger as a person."
Hines said he will be attending Temple University in Philadelphia this fall. He hopes to study graphic design and civil rights.