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  • "Congratulations, seniors, for your perseverance, dedication, determination and tenacity. Congratulations for not giving up in the toughest of times and reaching the finish line. Congratulations for years of hard work and staying the course. Tonight, you will become proud graduates of Pine Forest High School, and you will embrace the world to embark upon your new chapter, your new journey, and your new story." ~ Dr. Juelle McDonald, Principal

    Meet Pine Forest's Standout Senior: 

    Graduation Photo Gallery:
    PFHS Media Photo Folder 

    Graduate Quick Facts: 

    • Abel Messer is the recipient of the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship for $10,000.
    • Thomas Quintanilla was awarded the Career Pathways and Youth Growth Stock Trust Scholarship.
    • Hannah R. Rhodes was awarded the FTCC Foundation Scholarship.
    • Alexis Bennett received the Brian Edkins Scholarship.
    • James Hunt-Boutwell received the Coach Douglas G. Averitt Memorial Scholarship.
    • Jaylen Moment, the valedictorian, will be attending Yale University. She has also successfully completed her Associate's degree at FTCC, in addition to her rigorous AP coursework.
    • The following graduates received the Robert H. Short Scholarship:  
      • Gabriel John William Baker
      • Grace Elizabeth Guevarra
      • Jaylen Moment
    • The following seniors from PFHS participated in the NC Governors’ School program during their high school years:
      • Kameryn Lloyd - Natural Science
      • Jaylen Moment - Social Science
      • Patricia Ni - Math

    Numerous student-athletes received a combined amount of approximately $590,600 per year to play football, softball, basketball or golf at the following universities: Ottawa University, Methodist University, Greensboro College, FTCC, North Carolina Wesleyan and Johnson and Wales.

    Pine Forest has THREE (3) sets of twins in the senior class! They are all unique individuals, but collectively they have excelled in a variety of ways and exemplified the multifaceted Class of 2023. 

    • Kameron and Kennedy Pearson are both talented scholar-athletes in the Academy of Information Technology, as well as National Technical Honors Society. Kameron was recognized as the 910Preps Athlete of the Week during varsity basketball season. Kennedy is in the top 15% of the graduating class. They plan to attend college together at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    • Johnnya and John Purcell, Jr., with John who has been involved in the PFHS agriculture program and Johnnya has been in the Academy of Emergency Medical Sciences. Johnnya has been working on her Nurse Aide certification.  

    • LaNaya and LaNiya Sinclair have both been involved in culinary arts and dance programs, respectively.