Updated: May 20
On Monday May 18, The Heads Up! Foundation, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization, hosted the SportsInfluencer’s Virtual Commencement Party to celebrate the graduating High School student-athletes from The Class of 2020.
This virtual event was broadcast live on Facebook and featured several Influencers and Industry Leaders that shared words of encouragement and motivation. VIP Participants included Paul Quinn College President Dr. Michael Sorrell; Dallas Councilman Casey Thomas; K104fm National Radio Personalities Lady Jade & Cat Daddy; and Celebrity Comedian Q of the OWN Hit TV series 'Love Goals".
Speakers and presenters included standout student-athletes from various Dallas area high schools. Participants shared the Impact of COVID-19 on higher education, some of the most memorable moments of their senior year, future plans, and powerful motivational messages to their fellow classmates embarking on the new journey. The Class of 2020 grad participants included:
Kamryn Anderson (Lancaster High School/Philander Smith College signee)
Jarren Cook (Carrollton Newman Smith High School/Sam Houston State signee)
Warren Dunn (Dallas Madison High School/Central Christian College signee)
Marco Foster (Lancaster High School/Oklahoma Christian University signee)
LaTavia Kemp (Lancaster High School/Philander Smith College signee)
Andrew Laczkowski (St Marks School of Texas/University of Penn signee)
Julian Larry (iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy/Indiana State signee)
Kylon Owens (Dallas South Oak Cliff HS/Blinn College signee)
Jaylin Posey (Grand Prairie High School/Stephen F Austin signee)
Check out the full replays and highlights from this historic event!