Memorial Presbyterian 2020 Graduates

“Dreams are lovely, but they are just dreams, fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It is hard work that makes things happen. It is hard work that creates change.”

– Shonda Rhimes


Roscoe HoodRoscoe C. “RC” Hood, III
Myers Park High School
Parents: Roscoe C. Hood, Jr, and Kathleen A. Hood
A/B Honor Roll, 3.58 G.P.A., AP Calculus, Honors English, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, American History, Track & Field, Architecture-Construction-Engineering Mentoring Program, Lifeguard, Harris YMCA (3 years)
Plans: Attend UNCC or NC State University, Major in Civil Engineering Technology

Dillon SpicerDillon Cole Spicer
Hickory Ridge High School
Parents: Antonio Spicer, Nicole Worthy
Grandparents: Herbert Spicer, Jr. and Jessie Spicer
2nd Place, MPA 2017
Plans: Attend Central Piedmont Community College and later decide whether to pursue a 4 year degree in Information Security or attend a trade school or seek an apprenticeship.

Arayah SandersArayah Sunshine Sanders
Northwest School of the Arts-Charlotte
Parents: Russell Sanders and Tosha Moore
Grandmother: Judith Cowan
Art Honor Society, Silver Key Award, Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition, Scholarship Participant, INC School of the Arts Summer Intensive Program, A/B Honor Roll (4 years)
Plans: UNCC to pursue Bachelor Of Arts in Fine Arts with focus on Visual Arts

Morgan-Abria-WatkinsMorgan Abria Watkins
Stewart Creek High School
Parents : Ulysses Watkins, III and Shatona Minot
Grandparents: Elder Ulysses Watkins Jr. and Deacon Diane Watkins
Morgan plans to attend Central Piedmont Community College(CPCC) . Her focus of study will be Business, as she plans to open her own business as a part of her future.



Kelsey WardlawKelsey Holland Wardlaw
Parents: Kevin and Janyce Wardlaw
Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Minor in Music, Cum Laude
Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society, Carter Center Intern, Thomas R. Pinckney Fellowship Finalist, Study Abroad and Teaching Experience in Spain, Dominican Republic, and Chile



Channing EdwardsChanning Merritt Edwards
Parents: Ray and Cheryl Merritt
Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Master of Business Administration (MBA), 4.0 G.P.A.