Congratulations to the Class of 2015
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School celebrated graduation of the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
The 44 graduated seniors received a combined $3.22 million in scholarship offers from 48 universities and colleges across the country, according to school college counselor Pamela Cowan. Of the 44 students, 18 graduated with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Special guest speaker, Avery Munnings of Deloitte, brought wisdom and inspiration to the students. “Like me, many of you are the HOPE of your families and your community. If you want to make a better life for you, your family and your community, it starts with you, right here, right now…your plight and the plight of your community will change only if you make it happen.”
Mr. Munnings graduated as Valedictorian of his class from Moorehouse College. “Nothing worth having is ever easy, so please understand that reaching any meaningful goal is a journey and sometimes it can be long and painful. I can guarantee you that you will experience many setbacks along your journey. There will be people who will do everything they can to take you down”, said Mr. Munnings. In the end, Mr. Munnings said to the seniors, “I am here today to tell you that the most important aspect of your success will be how you handle failure. Stay focused on your goals and your dreams and always remember where you come from and those people who are counting on you.”
Addressing fellow seniors was Valedictorian Maria Dudley and Salutatorian Stephen Roscoe. Since affiliating with the Chicago-based Cristo Rey Network in 2007, 100 percent of Holy Family Cristo Rey’s graduating seniors have been accepted into college.
Maria Dudley, the Valedictorian, received academic scholarship offers from numerous colleges and universities, choose the Presidential scholarship offer from Miles College, where she will have a double major in chemistry and biology. She seeks to become a neurologist, specializing in research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Having received over $450,000 in scholarship offers from numerous universities and colleges, Salutatorian Stephen Roscoe has chosen to attend Berea College in Kentucky.
“I’ve realize that he years at Holy Family Cristo Rey have equipped me with the ability to conquer any fears that might prevent me from achieving my goals,” said Roscoe, who plans to major in computer science.
Other members of the Class of 2015 who received high school diplomas are: Traci Adams, Arlesha Banks, Herman Barham, Ivery Bragg, Felicia Burnett, Dante’ Campbell, Jalen Chamblish, De’ja Chappell, April DeVance, Ishmael Dukes, Wayne Gardner, Ty’tiauna Gilliam, Ashley Greer, Victoria Griffin, Bria Harris, Joshua Hightower, Christina Hill, Duane Holmes, Robert Jones, Kalon Jordan, Trenton Lee, Trevon Lee, Ja’Tavia Lewis, Joshua Marshall, Angelica Matthews, Phileah McDaniel, JaQuan Menefee, De’Marcus Miles, Ja’Mario Parker, Torzell Patterson, Jasmine Pegues, Alisha Pettway, Dwayne Poole, Marlow Rogers, Justin Roy, Quanzel Storey, Gabbrionna Teer, Alexandria Thomas, Brandon Towns, Jordan Walker, Kennedi Walker, Darrian Whatley.