Cumberland International Early College High School

  • Words of Inspiration from Graduation: 

    “Today, as we stand on the threshold of a new beginning, I am filled with immense pride in your accomplishments and excited for what you will continue to accomplish as you take these next steps. As we celebrate today and reflect on this pivotal moment, let us embrace the spirit of resilience, compassion, and determination that defines your experience and will sustain you in your future endeavors.”
    – Dr. Caroline Sanchez, Principal

    “As we turn the page and embark on this new chapter, let us do so with courage, with determination, and with the knowledge that we have the power to write our own story. Let us embrace the unknown with open hearts and open minds, knowing that every experience, whether good or bad, will help us grow and evolve.”
    –Kayla Carr, Valedictorian

    “It is natural to be scared of the future. Believe me, I should know. However, we have made it through the past four years of high school, mostly intact. Especially considering that this class had to start out our freshman year in quarantine as the world shut down due to COVID-19. The fact that we managed to survive that, and the subsequent years following as the world tried to recover, is incredible.”
    – Bailey Watson, Salutatorian

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    Graduating Class of 2024 at Cumberland International Early College High School: Top Accomplishments

    As we celebrate the achievements of the Graduating Class of 2024 at Cumberland International Early College High School, we are proud to highlight the outstanding accomplishments and future plans of the 68 graduates. Here are some examples of their successes:

    Leadership Roles:

    • Greyson Hayes served as senior class vice president, demonstrating exceptional leadership and organizational skills.

    Academic Excellence:

    • Keren-Michelle Yaa Asare participated in the North Carolina Governor's School (2023) for Natural Science and was a two-time National Speech and Debate Tournament Qualifier.

    • Matthias Wilson is graduating high school at the age of 16, showcasing his dedication and academic prowess. He plans to pursue a degree in animal biology.

    Community Engagement:

    • Tayla Barbara served as a Junior Marshal at the Class of 2023 graduation ceremony and was inducted into the National Honor Society.

    Strong Faculty Connections:

    • Keren-Michelle Yaa Asare and Matthias Wilson both credit their success to the support and encouragement of their teachers, such as Mrs. Anyonga Blackwell and Mrs. Janice Brown-Davis, who have significantly impacted their educational journeys.

    • Greyson Hayes was inspired by Mrs. Nasser, who left a lasting impression as a highly responsible and kind teacher.

    Scholarships and Recognitions:

    • Keren-Michelle Yaa Asare received multiple scholarships, including the Cheatham-White Scholarship from NC A&T and the Global Gap Year Fellowship from UNC Chapel Hill.

    • Tayla Barbara was awarded the 2023 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Pi Omega Pink Carpet Affair Scholarship and a one-time $4,000 merit scholarship from NC A&T.

    • Matthias Wilson received scholarship offers from the University of Mount Olive ($9,000 annually) and Lees-McRae College ($10,000 honors scholarship).

    • Greyson Hayes was awarded a $4,000 scholarship from NC A&T and was accepted into 2 out of his 3 top choice colleges.

    Future Plans:

    • Keren-Michelle Yaa Asare plans to attend either Spelman College or UNC Chapel Hill to major in neuroscience, aiming to pursue psychiatry or cognitive research.

    • Tayla Barbara plans to attend NC A&T State University to major in Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science.

    • Matthias Wilson plans to pursue a degree in animal biology.

    These graduates exemplify the dedication, hard work, and community spirit that Cumberland International Early College High School strives to instill in all its students. We are confident that they will continue to achieve great things in their future endeavors.

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