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Mentees In The Spotlight



The 100 Black Men of The Cape Fear Region would like to celebrate and highlight Kyndall A. Ray. Our motto is “Mentoring Is What We Do”!!


Kyndall A. Ray is a local and future rising star. The daughter of Dr. John Ray and Lawanda Sessoms Ray, Kyndall is on her way to North Carolina Central University with full scholarship honors. A recent 2020 graduate of E.E. Smith High School, Kyndall was 5th in her class with an astounding 4.32 grade point average. Kyndall has received several accolades for her outstanding academic achievements along the way:


Cheatham-White Scholarship, 100 Black Men National Scholarship, Fayetteville Citywide Revival Scholarship, FCCMC Scholarship, AKA Upsilon Kappa Omega Chapter Scholarship, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Beta Sigma Chapter Scholarship, Bass Air Conditioning 6:38 Scholarship, CCAPAP Scholarship.


As a student at E.E. Smith, Kyndall could always be counted on by her fellow students and staff alike. Volunteering countless hours and going over and beyond the call of duty, it’s within the halls of E.E. Smith High School that Kyndall realized that it’s about the team as a whole and not just the individual person. It is with this attitude and tenacity that Kyndall served as a member of the Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Academy of Scholars, Math and Science Academy, Ladies Academy, and the100 Academy.


Kyndall’s short term goal is to study pre-med at North Carolina Central University and become a Pediatrician, following in her Father’s footsteps. Her long-term goals are to one day own a Franchise of Medical Offices. Kyndall attributes much of her success to hard work, staying focus, caring about othersand the 100 Academy where she learned the importance of mentoring and mentorship.

As a member of the 100 Academy since her Sophomore year at E.E. Smith High School, the future Doctor was recently asked in an interview; “how has being a member of the 100 Academy helped you grow as a person”; her response was “ being a member of the 100 Academy has truly helped me branch out and explore new things. I was able to go to the 33rd 100 Black Men of America, Inc. National Youth Convention in Hollywood, Florida where I learned a lot from the different workshops and speakers. I also learned the importance of mentoring and even took a freshman under my wing to help show her the way.”

From the 100 Black Men of The Cape Fear Region, we would like to congratulate

Kyndall A. Ray, and we wish her much success in her future endeavors.