Douglas Byrd High School
Meet Sheyrenee Morrow
“Continuing Family Traditions”
Sheyrenee Morrow likes to stay active. A natural athlete, Sheyrenee has spent her years at Douglas Byrd High School cheering and playing basketball and volleyball. She has also been a part of clubs such as Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Xi Beta Kappa.
A second-generation Douglas Byrd athlete, Sheyrenee is taking after her dad who played football and graduated in 1999. Sheyrenee hopes to be remembered like him.
“It was important for me to get involved because I wanted Douglas Byrd to know who I am,” Sheyrenee said.
As Sheyrenee graduates from high school, she can walk away proud of all she has accomplished. She has managed to juggle multiple extra-curricular activities while maintaining excellent grades.
Through the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and virtual learning, Sheyrenee managed to stay on top of her schoolwork. She is described by her teachers as an independent go-getter: nothing gets her down.
“Sheyrenee has always been diligent with her work,” said April Earp, one of Sheyrenee’s teachers at Douglas Byrd. “During the pandemic she always logged into class and participated, talked about the assignment and helped other students. She is well-rounded and always willing to help others.”
Sheyrenee is thankful for her time in Cumberland County Schools. Many teachers, including Ms. Earp, have had a positive influence on her life.
“They have prepared me for my future by keeping me on my toes and making sure I take care of my responsibilities,” Sheyrenee said.
Although she has made many fond memories during high school, her time on the volleyball team stands out. Since she didn’t start playing volleyball until her sophomore year, she had to learn quickly. Through their many hours together, her teammates became her family.
“If I could give advice to an incoming high school student, I would say stay on top of your work, stay away from drama, avoid any negative people because you can do anything you put your mind to--just take action,” said Sheyrenee. Do extracurricular activities because it will push you to do more. Have fun and make memories.”
After graduation, Sheyrenee will attend a four-year college. She hopes to one day become a nurse, once again following in the footsteps of her dad, who works in the medical field.
“One thing I love to do is love and care for people the best way that I can.”