S enior year of high school is a busy time to be a teenager. It’s full of events that are specifically designed to serve as cornerstones for your high school experience, like prom, senior outings and graduation. As parents we know that high school memories are milestones for the rest of your life.

Even when a parent is battling disease, they want their children to find joy - because these moms, dads, husbands, wives, brothers, and sisters know better than anyone that our time is not unlimited. On the other side of the coin, although teens are concerned with their parent’s health, most still desire to engage in activities with their peers.

The Horace N. Glover Scholarship covers the cost of all fees associated with graduation; camp and gown, grad night, prom tickets and attire for a high school senior who has a parent in treatment for cancer, regardless of type.

2021 Scholarship Event Recap for Rayard Wilson

Raynard Wilson, a senior at A. Phillip Randolph High School, is the recipient of our Horace N. Glover Sr, Scholarship for 2021. Like every other high school graduating senior, Raynard desired to participate in high school milestones such as the prom.

Raynard is living with an advanced stage of Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma, a rare type of cancer in the bones and tissue of the body. His chemotherapy treatment schedule and COVID-19 hindered his wish to celebrate these high school milestones. SisterHermana Foundation Inc. organized A Night to Remember for Raynard. Members of the community stepped in to make Wilson's dream come to life by donating their services. The Omni Hotel of Jacksonville provided the venue and catering. DJ Dr. Doom of Get Down Productions kept the music jumping. Photographer L. Nicole Richards from I Get the Shots and Tonya Austin Photography captured the moments of the day's event. Men's Warehouse on Phillips Hwy provided the fashionable and classic tuxedo, and Mark Schofield of Riverplace Limousine drove him to his prom in style. As an added surprise, recording artist Aqu@rious performed his hit song You my Bae. Wilson and his immediate family dined, dance, and party the evening away.

Also deserving of recognition for this special event:
Charles Green
Ingrid Montgomery