RALEIGH, N.C. – Today at 2 p.m. inside C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium, Shaw University will host a memorial "pep rally" in honor of Keyona Verdell.
The honor will celebrate Verdell's life and vibrant spirit. Members of the Shaw University band and cheerleading team will perform in Verdell's honor.
Verdell was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday morning on New Hope Road in Raleigh, NC. She was a third-year student from Winston-Salem, NC studying business administration and management.
Verdell was also a former member and captain of the University's cheerleading squad.