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Mr. Chris Singleton, former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017 and son of Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a victim of the Emanuel AME Church shooting in 2015, will give the commencement address at Riverwalk Academy’s 2024 graduation ceremony. 

“I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Singleton speak a few months ago, and his message of love, resilience, forgiveness, and unity resonated with me,” said Dr. Robert Compton, Head of School at Riverwalk Academy.  “He’s written a children’s book called “Different – A Story About Loving Your Neighbor,” and the message contained within those pages is beautiful.  I cannot wait for the Class of 2024 to hear his story and for them to enter into adulthood filled with love for themselves and each other.”

Riverwalk Academy's third graduation will be on May 23, 2024, at 6:30 pm, and it will be held at the Rock Hill Events Center.  

For more information about Mr. Chris Singleton, please visit his website at