“Fellow seniors, let us move forward in our lives with the knowledge that we have accomplished great things and possess the resources necessary to confront the challenges that await us. There will be bumps in the road, missed turns, and barriers. Each of us may experience moments where we feel hopeless and isolated. However, none of us are wandering; instead, we are traveling together. We have made it this far—why should we back out now? Forging a bright future will require effort and determination, yet anything gained without exertion tends to be fleeting and unsatisfying. We must persist because we are capable of tapping into greatness.” –Jalen Cannon, Valedictorian
Meet Seventy-First's Standout Senior: https://bit.ly/SOS2023KarilynneCuevas-Rodriguez
Graduation Photo Gallery: SFHS Media Photo Folder
Graduate Quick Facts:
- The Class of 2023 at Seventy-First High School currently has $6 million in scholarship offers.
- Numerous student-athletes received a 4-year, full-tuition scholarship to play basketball, football or soccer. They will be attending the following universities: Johnson C. Smith University, Wesleyan University, Methodist University, Alabama Presbyterian, North Carolina Central, Shaw University, UNC Pembroke, Guilford College and Winston-Salem State University.
- Grace Guevarra, the Salutatorian, has received a full-ride scholarship to Appalachian State University. She plans to major in Studio Art at Arizona State University.
- Ramie Mack is the recipient of the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship for $10,000.
- Ne'Vaeh A'mari Mo'Stacia Douglas was awarded the Career Pathways and Youth Growth Stock Trust Scholarship.
- Micah Dandridge was awarded the FTCC Foundation Scholarship.
- Katrina Edwards received the Brian Edkins Scholarship.
- Amir Shakeel received the soccer team's most outstanding player award, was voted 10th out of 100 ranked players and was named one of the conference's top players.