“Tino came to the US from Togo, Africa at the height of the pandemic when we were distance learning,” said RHS counselor Jessica Okey. “He came to a new place at a strange time and did not speak much English. He has come so far and worked so hard and has a warm, jovial personality.”
Tino Sronvi, a graduating senior from Richfield High School, has set his sights high for his future plans. His goals include earning a doctoral degree as a surgeon to help people and save lives, although his ultimate dream would be to be a professional soccer player for his country of Togo or Real Madrid. He is also interested in pursuing a career in design and envisions himself as a fashion model.
To achieve his dreams, Tino plans to study hard and play soccer at Hamlin University. “I will do all of that with discipline, determination and respect because that is the most important,” he said.
He takes pride in his accomplishments, including numerous awards and scholarships received this year, as well as being on the RHS soccer team. “The scholarships and awards are a reflection of my hard work and discipline, as well as my ability to work well with others,” he said. “I’m also proud of our soccer team and my teammates, because we made Richfield history by making it to the state tournament.”
He particularly enjoyed his CIS: Modeling Through Algebra class with Ms. Hanson, because “the class makes you think in a way that the solution is going to be unique.” He loves math because you have to follow the rules in order to find a solution. He also gave a special shout-out to two of his teachers at RHS, Dr. Schiffler and Madame Steele: “They take their time to understand what I am talking about, and are always ready to help me.”
Tino remembers his elementary schools in his home country of Togo, Africa, and values his diverse family, of which he is the oldest. His favorite thing about school is laughing with friends and making new connections.
In his spare time, Tino enjoys practicing soccer, designing shoes and clothes, and spending time with friends. Someday, Tino hopes to make a positive impact through his own nonprofit organization to help people in need.
If his friends were to describe him in three words, they would say that Tino is funny, nice and positive. Tino’s advice for freshmen is to ask questions and seek help when needed. With his determination, Tino is ready to make his mark on the world as he graduates from Richfield High School.