Congratulations Class of 2021!

Seniors, we were in a world none of us could have anticipated when you participated in your senior interview last summer. Over the last year, you have dedicated your time and energy to a solid application process, scholarship opportunities, and a thoughtful college selection. Like a true Memphian, you have shown your grit and grind during a tough time, and you have prevailed. College is here!! While we know there will be challenges, remember we are still with you and remain dedicated to helping each of you successfully transition to this new world.
All of us in your REACH Memphis family are proud of you. While we will miss you, we cannot wait to see where your future takes you.
Congratulations and stay in touch!!!!!

All the best now and always,
Bitsy Kasselberg

Valedictorians and Salutatorians  Class of 2021

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Aneth Fernandez
Valedictorian 
Memphis School of Excellence

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Xochitl Figueroa
Valedictorian
Power Center Academy

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Mikayla Higgins 
Valedictorian  Whitehaven High School

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Zackerra Adams 
Salutatorian
Craigmont High School

Senior Spotlights

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The Posse Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for exceptional high school seniors. The full-tuition scholarship is awarded to top student leaders each year, with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Bank of America's Student Leaders® aims to connect more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to gain employment, skills and development service.

The students hail from many diverse backgrounds, but are united by their drive and commitment. Through paid internships with various nonprofits and lessons in Better Money Habits®, they get practical work and life experience.

Jayla Davis
The Posse Scholarship

Landerson Young
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Tytianna Pope

The Bank of America
Internship

Student Recognitions 

FOCUS Award Winners

Students that participated in 3 or more REACH Memphis sponsored events within the span of a month

Zackerra Adams 
Maya Arije 
Aleacia Bond 
Jayla Bryant 
Lauryn Davis (4x Winner)
Jayla Davis (5 x Winner)
Aneth Fernandez (6x Winner)
Xochitl Figueroa (4x Winner)

Isaiahis Flowers 
Heaven Govan 
Maya Grady 
Tamya Hayes (6x Winner)
Makayla Herron  (5x Winner)
Mikayla Higgins (4x Winner)
Jessica Lay 
Kyndle Lee 

Tytianna Pope (3x Winner)
Cayla Smith 
Sanaa Smith
Umeria Taylor 
Ajada Williams 
Landerson Young (2x Winner)

3UP Club 

Students that increased official composite ACT score 3 or more

* = eligible for the 3Up Club gift drawing based on regular participation in REACH Memphis ACT Prep 

Seniors

Maya Arije*         
Jayla Bryant*      Lauryn Davis*     

Aneth Fernandez*  
Maya Grady*

Mikayla Higgins*
Kyndle Lee*
Demi Pointer*

Kenady Rix*
Madisyn Rix*

Umeria Taylor*
Tevin Wooten*

Winner of Gift Card Drawing

Lauryn Davis

Celebrating Our Seniors

AaQila Abdul-BaaQee 
United States Navy


Zackerra Adams
Tennessee State University


Maya Arije 
University of Tennessee-K
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Jada Bailey

University of Memphis 
 

Abigail Baldwin

Undecided

Alaecia Bond 
Simmons College 


Jayla Bryant 
University of Memphis  

Kelvis Burse 
Middle Tennessee State

University


Jalen Dale 
Benedict College

 

Jayla Davis

Davidson College 

 

Lauryn Davis
University of Tennessee-Martin


Tori Eddie 
Southern University


Aneth Fernandez
Tufts University


Xochitl Figueroa
St. Olaf College

Isaiahis Flowers 

University of Memphis 

 

Heaven Govan 
Undecided


Maya Grady 
Tennessee State University
 


Carmen Harris 
Lipscomb University 


Brett Hassel 
Undecided 


Tamya Hayes 
Georgetown University 


Kendra Henderson 
Southwest TN Community College


Kendall Henderson 
Southwest TN Community College


 

Makayla Herron 
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 


Mikayla Higgins
University of Missouri


Anyssa Holloway 
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 


Veronica Holmes 
Fisk University

Takia Horton 
University of Memphis 


McKenzie Johnson 
Jackson State University

Jessiah Laws-Fields 
Middle Tennessee State University  


Jessica Lay 
Christian Brothers University


Kyndle Lee 
Mississippi State University


Brian Luckett 
Christian Brothers University


Derrnisha Neder 
Undecided


Arturo Nunez 
Christian Brothers University


Tajh Peeples 
Southwest TN Community College


Taylor Peeples 
Georgia State University


Kira Pegues 
University of Tennessee-Knoxville


Demi Pointer 
Florida A&M University


Tytianna Pope 
University of Pennsylvania

Conner Redmond 

Mississippi Valley State University

 

Madisyn Rix 
University of Missouri

Kenady Rix 

Southern Illinois University

Cayla Smith

University of Memphis 

 

 

Sanaa Smith 
Undecided

 
Elle Spikner 

North Carolina A&T University 
 


Umeria Taylor 

University of Tennessee-Knoxville 


Desmond Thompson 
Morehouse College


Marquette Walker 
Clark Atlanta University 


Xavier Watson 
Undecided 


Ajada Williams 
Alabama A&M University


Richard Woodley 
High Point University 


Tevin Wooten 
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology 


 

Landerson Young 
North Carolina A&T University