Over the years the Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church family has made it a mission to encourage and support its youth with emphasis on nurturing personal growth.
This year Tried Stone is proud to announce and give recognition to its most recent high school and college graduates.
Raymond McDay, Jr. – Graduate of Asheville School
Awards: Senior Class President, Captain of Football and Track and Field Team, President of Black Student Union, Senior Prefect, Member of the Asheville School Chorus, Asheville School Valier Award for Football, finished fourth in Shotput at the NCISAA State Track and Field Championships. Will attend the University of Tampa (FL) in August.
Erik Goode – Graduate of Asheville High School
Achievements: Erik was a varsity athlete and played multiple sports including football and baseball. Erik is now in the workforce and beginning a career at Home Depot.
Rasheeda Dixon – Graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School (Class of 2020)
Jasmine Brown – Graduate of Erwin High School (Class of 2020)
DeAngelo Scott – Graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School
Achievements: Star Athlete at Reynolds. Will be attending Ramah Juco Academy and furthering his education to become a Sports Commentator.
Iyana Rice – Graduate of Asheville High School
Seth Bellamy – Graduate of School of Inquiry and Life Sciences (SILSA) at Asheville
Awards: Superintendent’s Award (2021); Bellamy Award designated for Outstanding Leadership from SILSA (2021); O.L. Sherill Service Award for Outstanding Service (2021); CoThinkk Next Generation Community Leader Award (Fall 2020); North Carolina Governor’s School Student in Social Science (Summer 2020); Class of 2021 Top 10 (Spring 2019); Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College Dean’s List (Fall Semester 2019); Prudential Spirit of the Community Award (February 2019).
Jayden Johnson – Graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School with a 3.75 GPA
Achievements: Earned two honor awards and an award of excellence and in physical education. Going to Winston-Salem where he is interested in (though undecided between) health or computer science.
Zora Robinson – Graduate of Solvay (NY) High School
Achievements: Top 10 of over 140 students, with a 3.9 GPA along with college credits from Onondaga Community College, State University of New York ESF, and Syracuse University. Member of the National Honor Society, the Solvay High School Band (first chair, saxophone); Varsity Captain for two years of the Solvay High School cheerleaders. She will attend NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T).
Angel Brown – Graduate of Western Carolina University with a double degree: BS in Business Administration and a BS in Hospitality and Tourism.
Michelle Cobb – Graduate of North Carolina State University: BS in Nutrition Science with a minor in Sports Science.
Bill Perry – Graduate of Western Carolina University with an MS (Master of Science) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Stephen Blount – Graduate of Mars Hill University: MA (Master of Arts) in Criminal Justice.
Malik Anderson – Graduate of Mars Hill University: ME (Master of Education) in Elementary Education.
The Urban News is proud to offer congratulations to all these outstanding, accomplished young men and women of the Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church family!