Lance Kendricks, class of 2007, was a star in and out of the classroom at Rufus King. Kendricks was offered six college scholarships for football and in the end opted to become a Badger, joining the UW–Madison football team as a wide receiver. At the end of his first season, his coaches switched him to tight end. By the time he was a senior, he was an All-American tight end and went into the 2011 NFL draft ranked fourth in his position. He was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Rams, where he just finished his third season.
Speaking about Rufus King, “On the first day, my English teacher Andrew Dockert told us, ‘Always think outside of the box’,” says Kendricks. “I remember that advice to this day. There are always other ways to learn and do things. I’m always ready to get better and do things differently.”
He says he got where he is today by being positive and always striving to be better. “There’s never a moment where I feel like I’ve done everything, so there’s always room to grow.”
Christopher Glenn, class of 2010, started his music career at the age of 14 years old and has had a few of his songs in rotation on radio in Milwaukee. He has since moved to California to pursue his career as an actor / recording artist. Christopher has done very well, he is currently in a National Swiffer commercial by Proctor & Gamble. He also just finished filming a leading role in film “Duffle”, coming out later this year. He just received a callback for a major box office film that will be out in early 2015, Directed by Forest Whitaker. Christopher is very humble and is making positive moves with his career.