Taylor Cherry, a McKinley High grad and a sophomore at Xavier University in New Orleans, poses with McKinley Alumni Association President, the Rev. Dale Flowers at a recent Association meeting. Taylor was a 2018 recipient of a $1,000 Alumni Association scholarship. She attended the meeting to again thank the Assn. for the scholarship and to thank Assn. members for helping her raise $500 so that she could pay for a vital Statistics class this summer. The extra funds were contributed by members attending the meeting who listened to her father read a letter Taylor appealing for the help. The $500 was not in addition to the scholarship. The scholarships are one-time gifts from the Association Scholarship committee.
While at the meeting, Taylor paid dues to become a member of the Alumni Association.