Siyo. Hello, my name is Darius I. Lambert. I am a freshman at Cherokee High School. Last month, I competed in the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships in Albuquerque, NM. I placed 30th overall. There were 345 runners from all over the country. It was an emotional and exciting experience. I could not have done it without all my support. My uncle Kevin, aunt Monica, and my grandmother Velma Bark are my main supporters. They push me in everything I do. I am thankful for them.
A special thank you to the Cherokee School Board and Cherokee Braves Booster Club for giving me the opportunity to represent the Cherokee Braves. To my coaches, Eddie Swimmer and Ahli-Sha Stephens, a very special thank you for everything you do for me. Another special thank you to Lou Johnson, Stinker Toineeta, Delores Maney, thank you for putting together my benefit dinner, I really appreciate it. Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, donated, and wished me luck. I appreciate and love you all. If I have forgotten anyone I apologize.
Sgi, Thank You.
Darius I. Lambert