Kerri graduated in June of 2000 from South Kingstown High School. She participated in "Youth to Youth", "Students Against Drunk Driving", "South Kingstown Youth Task Force", "Snow Riders", Model U.N.", and helped to establish a Habitat for Humanity program at S.K. High. In the process she also managed to attain academic honors.
Kerri's extra curricular activities included playing soccer with the South County Youth Soccer association on both House League and Travel Teams. She also enjoyed playing softball for the South Kingstown girls slow pitch league for many years. Kerri loved to shop, ski, rollerblade, babysit, and like most teenagers loved being at the beach with her friends. Family and friends were an integral part of Kerri's life.
Kerri most loved being part of the South Kingstown High School Cross Country and Track & Field teams. The coaches and girls were her second family. Although she was not the super star of the team, her strong personality had a great influence on her teammates. Her team spirit inspired others to accomplish their personal goals, and as a result she was elected captain. Kerri quickly became the heart and soul of the team and had the ability to captivate you with her beautiful smile.
Kerri continued to pursue her love for athletics at LaSalle University as a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. While attending LaSalle, Kerri was involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and enjoyed volunteer work at a local elementary school. Her love for children steered her towards a career in elementary and special education. Her dream was to become a Kindergarten teacher.
Tragically, Kerri contracted Bacterial Meningitis in her freshman year at LaSalle and passed away in April 2001.