According to his mother, Bridgette Tinnon Deener, Delvin Marquis Deener boasts lofty aspiration of someday to become a music producer.
Given his favorable music track record in recent years, this Memphis Central High senior appears on the right path to making that dream a reality.
“It brings tears of so much joy of how he has become a talented, smart, intelligent and, yes, a so very sweet and kind young man,” Bridgette Tinnon told News Reporter Andre Johnson in his Second Annual Salute To Graduates Tributes .
Such notable attributes to which she is referencing is Delvin’s rise as a member of Central’s marching band, a trend that has given way to him having earned scholarships to Tennessee State and Jackson, with JSU being the front-runner and the University of Memphis being a distant third, according to his mother.
Regardless, as Delvin ponders whether to put his immense music skills on display for TSU’s “Aristocrat Of Bands” or Jackson State’s “Sonic Boom Of The South,” he has yet another life-enhancing milestone to achieve.
Delvin will be awarded his diploma during Central High’s commencement exercises Saturday morning at 9, a development that figures to be an emotional one, of sorts, at least for his mom.
“Me and his father, Melvin, cannot describe how proud of our son we are,” Bridgette Deener said. “He strived to do good and gave his all to his position has a section leader in the band. I love that my son has stayed focused and is looking to seek his dreams. We give him full support and love.”
And, in return, Bridgette Teener is confident that her giftedly-talented graduating senior will continue to make the family proud, continue to represent Memphis well and, most of all, continue to become solely dependent and reliant on Almighty God to strategically direct his paths.
“Oh my…we cry now because his presence will truly be missed when he goes away to college,” said Bridgette, hinting that in all likelihood, the U of M is out of the question on where her son will attend school. “He brings about a joyful feel to our home, from being soft spoken to his playfulness to his siblings. It will be a big adjustment (when he leaves).”
Which, as a result, is amongst the grandest reasons Delvin’s mother and Co. don’t plan on remaining tight-lipped when his named is called this weekend to receive his much-anticipation diploma.
“When I hear his name called,” Bridgette Teener said, “I will be filled joy and pride and I’ll be so proud, but also (knowing) that my baby is not a baby anymore.”
Ahhhh….just like music to her ears.
Music from the graduating senior who boasts lofty aspirations of someday to become a music producer.
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you would like to salute a Class of 2016 graduate with a unique celebratory tribute that will be designed like this one, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.
Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.