4th ANNUAL BLACK DRESSES AND BLUEPRINTS:
Chasity Roker is a seventeen-year-old senior at Dillard High School. Her thirst for knowledge has propelled her to always strive for academic excellence. Education is her number one priority, and she has maintained status on the academic Honor Roll. As a proud member of the prestigious National Honor Society program, she demonstrates service, character, scholarship, and citizenship. Being a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church has helped her grow academically in her faith and as a person, maintaining moral standards.
At Dillard High, Chasity is actively involved in the Debate Team, Youth Beyond the Shield, and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). Through her passion for performing, she has embraced a fanatical interest in pageantry. Her focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. Serving as a member of the following community service programs, Delta G.E.M.S. (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully), National Achievers Program (Urban League of Broward County), God’s Gift Inc., and Coalition Against Period Poverty (CAPP) has given her access to stakeholders to make a positive impact on her community.
Chasity is one of three Dillard students in Broward County who advocated for the Learning with Dignity Bill (SB334-HB/389) signed by Governor DeSantis on May 16, 2023. This bill will help alleviate period poverty, stigma, and help ensure that students have access to period products on school campuses at no cost. She is determined, resilient, yet vigorous, and currently sits on the Lauderhill Youth Council/Teen Leader Club and Youth Advisory Board for the City of West Park, advocating for students in Broward County.
As a proud recipient of The National Society of High School Scholars award and JROTC Superintendent’s Own Guard award, Chasity will continue working in her community to be a part of the change that’s needed, while making a difference. It’s her goal to continue working with Rebuilding Together Broward to help enhance the lives of low-income homeowners. Her immediate future includes joining the United States Air Force to serve her country. In closing, she lives by the Cadet core values, “Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in everything she does.”