Meet our 2022 Graduates

Arelia E Donaldson

It is that time of year again, graduation season! Ceremonies are back in all their glory, pomp, and circumstance. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and their families proudly announce our class of 2022 graduates. They are Jasmine Exson, Karden Way, and Marrisa McKetty. These three young ladies have successfully met the academic and extracurricular requirements for graduation. As one might imagine, the road was not always easy, but they persevered and are stronger for it. Their academic journey continues in their pursuit of higher education at a university. St. Philip’s and the families of our young ladies are so enormously proud and honored by the achievements of our graduates. Congratulations, and may God’s Blessing be with you always!

Please join us on May 22, 2022 immediately following the worship service, to help us celebrate the achievements of our graduates as we also wish them well on their journey to their post-high school plans.

Jasmine Anita Exson

Jasmine Anita Exson will graduate from Sandalwood High School on May 27, 2022. She is active with The Marching Band Guard, where she services as the Color Guard Captain. She is an A honor roll student and a member of the ROTC. She enjoys singing, dancing, drawing, and flag routines. Her church activities are Praise Dancing and serving as an Acolyte. She received a scholarship from Jacksonville University to study Aviation. She aspires to become an airplane pilot.

Karden Garsceer Way

Karden Garsceer Way will graduate from Paxon School for Advanced Studies on May 27, 2022. She will attend Xavier University in the fall to study public health on a pre-med track. Karden aspires to the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She holds the office of Student Class President, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, and President of the Black Student Caucus.

She was inducted into the National Honors Society in 2020 and selected as a Golden Eagle Ambassador. Karden received numerous awards including a Certificate of Academic Excellence by the City of Jacksonville. She volunteers with several organizations including the Jacksonville Ecumenical Services Council and Community PedsCare. Karden’s extracurricular activities include Cheerleading and Girl’s Weightlifting.

Marissa McKetty

Marissa McKetty will graduate from Mandarin High School on May 25, 2022. Marissa is enrolled in the Advanced International Certificate in Education, (AICE) program and has maintained an excellent academic record throughout her four years in a rigorous program. Marissa is the captain of the girls’ tennis team. She has been their number one player for three years and has earned the MVP award.

Marissa is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Athletic Leadership Team, the Spanish Honor Society, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Marissa will be heading to Florida State University majoring in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing.