My third child, Cedric Christian, graduates from Covenant High School this evening. By the merciful kindness of Christ, and the gifts of God's grace, he is a Washington Commended Scholar (52% of the CHS 2010 graduating class are academically in the top 10% of students in the state), and was the student body president. He was featured in a recent ESPN Rise article (at right) and featured in the USACK magazine.
A year ago he was featured in Sports Illustrated as the number one ranked junior sprint kayak racer in the USA. The above articles detail the challenges of transitioning from junior division to senior, where Olympic-bound competitors are usually well into their twenties. Cedric will compete in senior trials in June for a spot on the US senior national team to compete at World Cups in Poland, and World Championships in France. He has already qualified to compete in international regattas in Germany, Nova Scotia, and Lake Placid, NY.