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Louis “Tre” Averhart Tre graduated from Millbrook High School. He is supported by his parents, Jesica Averhart and Louis Averhart, who live in downtown Durham.

Hannah Weinbaum Hannah graduated from Durham School of the Arts. She is supported by her parents, Aaron Weinbaum and Carolyn Weinbaum, who live in Duke Forest.

Hannah will be attending the Honors College at George Mason University as a bioengineering major. She is the recipient of the Mason Distinction Scholarship and the Green and Gold Scholarship as recognition for all her hard work while at DSA. We are celebrating her graduation and accomplishments as a family virtually across the U.S. Hannah is looking forward to celebrating with some time away at the beach before heading on her next adventure in Fairfax, Virginia. She is spending her quarantine time learning Python coding, yoga, playing with her dog, Doyle, adopted from Saving Grace animal rescue, and working as a nanny and camp counselor at USA Ninja Challenge. We are so proud of Hannah; her hard work has paid off!

Tre will be attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, in the fall to study finance and play football for the Maroon Tigers. Tre was a varsity member of the football and track team and [a part of the] Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Despite the unforeseen ending, Tre had a memorable senior year, as he was named Mr. Millbrook (homecoming king) and Outstanding High School Senior. We’re planning a special ‘Taste of the South’ graduation/send-off celebration in late summer to honor all of his accomplishments!

Ornella Nehoumamang

Kyla Fisher

Ornella graduated from Jordan High School. She is supported by her parents, Edwije Noudjoum and Evariet Laokoura.

Kyla graduated from Northern High School. She is supported by her parents, Steve and Dee Fisher, who live in the Stephen Woods subdivision.

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Kyla had a love for the arts throughout her years in school. [She] has played the viola and performed at Duke [University] multiple times! Kyla has been enrolled in honors art programs and even had her art showcased at Durham Public Schools’ Office of the Superintendent. Kyla has a very unique and beautiful personality and will be attending UNC Greensboro to partake in the studio arts program!

I’m from the Central African Republic. We came as refugees when I was 15. First, I went to Riverside High School and played soccer and danced. I played defense and was a captain on the soccer team. Then I transferred to Jordan and participated in dance there. I loved dancing cumbia, salsa and hip-hop. We celebrated with a drive-thru graduation at school; we might celebrate again later. I want to go to college and become a lawyer. I want to have a house for my family and travel and learn to speak different languages.

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Durham Magazine August 2020  

The Best of Durham

Durham Magazine August 2020  

The Best of Durham

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