Northeast's Class of 2014 Cares for Its Own | Community Spirit
Comekia Wright, a member of Northeast High School's Class of 2014 did not begin school in August this year as her classmates did.
Comekia, who has been very ill and has not been able to attend school, has spent many days in the hospital or at home due to her illness. Principal Dr. Quintin Green described Comekia as, "a very bright young lady who wants to come to school and graduate but her illness has prevented her attendance."
Her classmates decided that if Comekia could not get to school for her studies, that surely they could take the school to her. Members of the Class of 2014, along with the faculty at Northeast High School, collected money to purchase a "Kindle for Comekia" so that she could keep up with her studies until she is able to return to school.
Comekia and her mother visited the school on "Throwback Thursday" during homecoming week to meet with Dr. Green, Ericka Wright and her British Literature classmates to receive words of encouragement, hugs, and the gift the Raiders had gotten for her.
"What a wonderful demonstration of caring young people from Northeast High School taking care of its own. Many prayers are given to Comekia and her family," Dr. Green said.
Since then, Comekia reported to her fellow students and principal that she is feeling much better as she had not been able to walk for a time during the illness. She proudly told them, "I am WALKING, y'all!"