For Ida

By Grace Turner

Dre Rhinehart, 18, senior at Hickory High School, remains resilient in a life filled with obstacles. After his mom’s death in 2017, Dre reflected on how short life can be and used his mom’s wisdom to motivate him to follow his dreams.

Dre will be the first in his family to go to college after graduating from Hickory High School this June. He is extremely passionate about football and will play as a receiver for Guilford College.

As some of his friends choose darker paths, Dre keeps his eye on the prize and chooses to surround himself with those that support his endeavors.