Friends & Family,
Kétie would be beside herself seeing how the love and trust in our community strengthened in the face of losing her, instead of giving into despair, mistrust, and anger. The community rallied around those closest with personal, emotional, and financial support.
It's very difficult to look past the meaninglessness of what happened to Kétie. I struggle to think of why and how this happened everyday. This project has helped by creating something meaningful to remember her, enrich the community she loved so much, and give deserving students the opportunity to pursue Ketie's passions at UNC Charlotte.
There will be several events this week, starting today, to celebrate Ketie and raise awareness of this project. Share, give, join, smile at a stranger, give a hug, dance, draw, paint, rejoice. Please visit the Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Arts Award page for more information on how to participate.
I would like to express my enormous gratitude to my family, my friends, the folks at UNC Charlotte, fellow Providence High School (North Carolina) friends who knew Ketie, and the greater Charlotte community for all the love and support you have shown.