A campus vigil for Amayah Charles, a sophomore nursing scholar at Notre Dame of Maryland University, will be held at 5:30 p.M. Thursday on the faculty’s University Academic Building, 4701 N. Charles St.
A prayer carrier could be held at 12:30 p.M. Thursday at Mercy High School, Northern Parkway and Loch Raven Boulevard.
Ms. Charles, who turned into 19, died early Monday in a vehicle accident on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
A 2018 graduate of Mercy High School, she had plans to end up a hard work and shipping nurse.
“The students, group of workers and school at Mercy are devastated and heartbroken,” said Mary Beth Lennon, the Mercy president. “I knew her properly. Amayah exemplified the Mercy values of compassion, generosity and recognize. She turned into an extrovert who constantly reached out to ladies who wanted a word of encouragement.”
Ms. Lennon also stated, “Amayah was a committed daughter who additionally took care of her siblings.”
Born in Baltimore and raised in the Catonsville vicinity, she turned into the daughter of Allison Makell and David Charles. She attended center college at KIPP Ujima Village Academy before entering Mercy.
This beyond summer Ms. Charles lower back to a KIPP software housed at the University of Baltimore in which she changed into alumni educate inside the Countdown to College Program. She mentored students who could soon be high faculty seniors.
“She was complete of life and became driven and passionate. She was a herbal leader,” said Rita Bradunas, a KIPP group of workers member in the KIPP Through College application. “She always had a wide smile. She becomes ambitious and being concerned and sort. She brought a lot to something she undertook.”
A KIPP declaration said: “Amayah received university acceptances from over ten establishments, and ultimately selected to wait for Notre Dame of Maryland University. Amayah has touched the lives of so a lot of us, our students, and our alums — and he or she will usually stay part of our Team and Family.”
Ms. Charles has become one in all of Mercy’s great-regarded college students. She also participated in fashion indicates at vicinity charities and social organizations.
“She becomes an academically gifted pupil with first-rate private traits,” Ms. Lennon stated.
Ms. Charles changed into the president of her junior elegance at Mercy and turned into bankruptcy secretary of the National Honor Society. She belonged to the faculty’s steering and prom committees and the activities council, the International Club, the Social Justice Society and the environmental club, and changed into a 4-yr member of the Madrigals.
“She had a stunning voice and became a frontrunner in our discipline day activities,” Ms. Lennon said.
Ms. Charles went directly to Notre Dame and become a nursing volunteer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center’s hard work and transport unit.
She changed into a member of Fountain Baptist Church in which she has been taken by means of her grandmother, Gretchen Makell, as a child.
“She may be substantially ignored by each person,” Notre Dame’s president, Marylou Yam, stated in an announcement.
In addition to her mother and father, survivors include three brothers, David Charles Jr., Ali Charles and Auston Askew; a sister, Ava Askew; her grandmother, Cheryl Charles, all of Baltimore; and her grandfather, David Charles of Trinidad.