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Powers Thorton

Powers Thorton
  • Detroit, MI
  • Cass Technical High School

Powers Wendell Thornton, IV is a Native Detroiter, a Graduate of Cass Technical HS, and a believer in God. Powers matriculated to Michigan State University in the fall of 2022, where he enrolled in the College of Engineering. Majoring in computer science and innovation supports Powers' career plans to create, design, and develop technological diagnoses for glitches. Powers visualizes himself inventing new technologies, creating algorithms, and redesigning antiquated models to make societal improvements that support the evolvement of humankind. Powers' ultimate goals are to define problems, develop scientific advancements and make field developments that will support humanitarian efforts, alleviate obstacles, and open doors/pathways to those who lack or are without educational equity and financial opportunities.  

For fun, Powers loves to read and enjoys immersing himself in games. Both video and board games hold a special place in his heart - often spending time playing board games with cousins at family celebrations. Through video gaming, Powers connect with friends/family from afar and share joyful and funny moments.


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