Energetic, Balanced, Driven

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

- Kevin Durant



Over the course of his years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Dauntae has shown a lot of growth both in academics and leadership skills. Highlights of his time in the program include the San Jose Tech Museum's Tech Challenge and the tight bonds that he has created with his SLI cohort. With the help of the program and his classmates, he has ventured out of his comfort zone, developing in areas of communication, risk-taking, initiative, and leadership. His growth in these areas has allowed him to serve as Sophomore Class Vice President and Senior Class Spirit Representative. Outside of school, Dauntae enjoys playing basketball, spending time with friends, and playing video games.

Judges Red Ribbon

Honor Roll

Santa Clara High School


Recognized for academic excellence

Synopsis Science Fair, 2014

Music mood: How music affects people’s moods

Tech Challenge

San Jose Tech Museum


Annual competition with a technical engineering challenge and strict rules and regulations


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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