Three Former Northern Guilford Nighthawks take it to the next level:Going from high school, to college and beyond:Masters, Doctors and more Degrees

Posted by Andy Durham on May 12, 2020 at 11:12 pm under College, High School, Professional | 4 Comments to Read

Three former Northern Guilford Lady Nighthawks got their graduate level degrees this weekend. All three of these young ladies were outstanding basketball players for Coach Kim Furlough, at Northern Guilford High School….

Samantha/Sam Coffer got her medical degree from Chapel Hill/The University of North Carolina.

Alexis Robinson got her Pharmacy degree from Chapel Hill/The University of North Carolina.

Kelly Tessitore got her Masters degree in School Counseling from Clemson.

Here is the direct word from the Northern Guilford camp….Very proud of these Nighthawks!!!!!

We listed all three as former Northern Guilford Nighthawks, but to them and all of their teammates and classmates from years past, they will always be “Nighthawks for Life”…..

Very much a big part of the foundation of the successful girls basketball program at Northern Guilford, we do remember them all, back when they were with Coach Furlough…Samantha and Amanda Coffer, Kelly Tessitore back when she was teaming with Molly Tamaseb back in the day, and Kelly and Molly were quite the tandem in those days, plus Alexis Robinson was a very tough guard for the Nighthawks….Samantha/Sam Coffer went on to have a very successful college basketball career, for the Elon Phoenix…

Congrats to these three young ladies and thanks to Tom, for sending these news our way…..

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Another one to add from this weekend: 2016 Lasha Seaton, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern, received her B.A in Global Studies and Minor in Women and Gender Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.

She is sister to Vontreece Hayes, 2010 Northern graduate, now asst coach with Greensboro College Women’s Basketball. She received her M.Ed from UMES in 2018.
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  • Congrats Ladies said,

    Since 2010, Northern Women’s Basketball has had 100% college graduation rate.

    Another one to add from this weekend: 2016 Lasha Seaton, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern, received her B.A in Global Studies and Minor in Women and Gender Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is sister to Vontreece Hayes, 2010 Northern graduate, now asst coach with Greensboro College Womne’s Basketball. She received her M.Ed from UMES in 2018.

  • Tom said,

    Congrats to Lasha and Vontreece! I am sure there are more from that 2010 team. Great group of kids!

  • Andy Durham said,

    If we need to add in more to the Honor Roll, just send us some more and we can add in…

    Great post by Jeff Mills now at Greensboro.com:

    Northern Guilford principal rides bike to honor her seniors, one mile at a time….

    GREENSBORO — When she’s in the saddle, her legs pumping the pedals that power the bicycle, Janiese McKenzie travels through time itself, her mind wandering back to the days B.C.

    Before Coronavirus.

    It’s not that long ago, really. Right around eight weeks since March 16, the first day Guilford County Schools traded classrooms for distance learning because of the global pandemic.

    Read much more from Jeff, when you Click Here…
    https://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/northern-guilford-principal-rides-bike-to-honor-her-seniors-one-mile-at-a-time/article_5acb4054-5f18-52e7-be1e-7977accda236.html

  • Andy Durham said,

    I’m thinking Lasha Seaton was a Bill Lee Scholarship Winner at the HAECO Tournament a few years back….