Loy Norrix student Kelisha Davis does not take the stage alone during the Loy Norrix Graduation Ceremony at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Davis carries a portrait of her mother Erin Nicole Davis with her. After Erin's passing in 2020 just at the start of the pandemic, Kelisha fought hard to make it to this day. "I wanted to give up so bad, but I knew she wanted me to do this," Kelisha said. Kelisha's mother inspired her to start a career in the medical field with a goal of becoming a heart surgeon, and Kelisha plans on taking the first steps to that goal by starting her higher education at Western Michigan University in the fall.