“When we leave this coliseum today, let us not forget how valuable life is and the power that we possess to make every day and every experience count. There will never be another time in our lives like this, so I hope we’ll cherish these moments because we will never get them back. For some of us, the future is terrifying; for others, it is exciting, but now we are about to experience a new freedom. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Freedom makes a huge requirement on every human being; with freedom comes great responsibility.” I hope each of us Eagles soars into this new freedom confidently because we will leave an indelible mark wherever we go.” ~ Iris Kilpatrick, Valedictorian
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Graduate Quick Facts:
- The Douglas Byrd High School Class of 2023 has received nearly $1.8 million in scholarships so far.
- Alana Taylor, a December 2022 graduate, has received a total of $101,000 in scholarships to attend Methodist University.
- Makiyah Green received the Brian Edkins Scholarship.
Douglas Byrd High School JROTC:
- Cadet LTC Kayla Jean is an honor graduate and Distinguished JROTC Honor Graduate with a 3.8 GPA.
- Cadet CPT Nikko Hernandez is an honor graduate with a 3.75 GPA and was offered a $15,000 band scholarship annually to attend Shaw University for four years.
- Cadet CPT Jacobi Cornelious has enlisted in the U.S. Army.
- Cadet Corporal JaKari West is a Distinguished JROTC Honor Graduate with a 3.1 GPA and has enlisted in the Air Force.
- Cadet Major Esther Cazares-Ixtepan is an honor graduate and is currently completing Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee in Virginia.