The CI Class of 2017!

Our CI Youth Programs staff held its annual Senior Ceremony to honor our class of 2017 UA Little Rock Children International Seniors this month. It was truly an honor to celebrate them for their hard work and dedication in seeing the past 12 years all the way through!DSC_0114

We are happy to report that there were a total of 125 CI youth graduating this year! 45 of them attended the ceremony and was recognized for completing the UA Little Rock CI Youth Program:

  • DeArius Allen
  • Jakalyn Allison
  • Dayana Badgett
  • Kristeon Bankston
  • Keondric Barron
  • BreShun Brown
  • Alexis Burns
  • Te’Andre Butler
  • De’Porchia Canady
  • Sammeka Coleman
  • Sammya Coleman
  • Rodney Cooper
  • Carlos Duran
  • David Galicia
  • MaKaylah Harris
  • Kenneth Hayes
  • Patrick Hayes
  • Jessica Hernandez
  • Arijuana Houston
  • Carlos Hussian Jr.
  • Curtina Jackson
  • Elizabeth Jackson
  • Tatiyanna Jackson
  • Erbie Jennings
  • Jayvin Johnson
  • Jekalen Jones
  • Maria Juarez
  • Marice Kelly Jr.
  • Taylor Lovelace
  • Kameron May
  • Ashley Murguia
  • David Murley
  • Derrion Newman
  • Savannah Patterson
  • Lekika Perkins
  • Zaria Perry
  • Areyon Pye
  • Tyrell Randolph
  • Aaron Sullivan
  • Destiny Ticey
  • Paola Vazquez
  • Justin Watson
  • Marvin Watson Jr.
  • Stanley White
  • Priscilla Wright

The list of their individual accomplishments during the school year was very are impressive! 3.0+ GPAs, highly regarded memberships, working part-time jobs, valedictorians, full-paid scholarships, athletic awards and recognitions, top 100 class rankings, 20+ ACT scores…the list goes on and on!

The list of their collective future plans is very impressive, as well!

  • College-bound = 35 (9 will be attending UA Little Rock & 9 will be attending UA Pulaski Tech)
  • Military-bound = 8
  • Already employed = 18 – some are completing high school with a trade

The awards presented during the ceremony marked bittersweet moments for both the family and friends of the youth; but for the CI staff, as well. We could not help but be proud of our youth as each of their names were called. Especially during the feature award presentations!

Recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Senior Award:

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  • Elizabeth Jackson
  • Jayvin Johnson

Recipients of the 2017 HOPE Scholarship Finalist Award:

  • Jakalyn Allison
  • Keondric Barron
  • Sammeka Coleman
  • Sammya Coleman
  • Makaylah Harris
  • Patrick Hayes
  • Erbie Jennings
  • Jayvin Johnson
  • Kameron May
  • Stanley White

Recipients of the 2017 HOPE Scholars Award & HOPE Scholarship Winners:

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  • Makaylah Harris – not present
  • Kameron May
  • Sammeka Coleman
  • Erbie Jennings
  • Jayvin Johnson
  • Sammya Coleman
  • Stanley White
  • Jakalyn Allison

We are so proud of CI youth…but their CI work is not done yet! All of the 2017 CI Seniors are now official CI Alumni. This means that they can continue to participate, be a part of all resources available to them through our agency, and mentor current CI youth. After all, to make the changes in our communities, it takes “the power of (every)ONE”.

If you would like more information about our senior programs and resources, please contact Faith at (501) 663-5541 today!

Congratulations, UA Little Rock Children International

Class of 2017!

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