On a hot day in June, 7 Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home residents celebrated receiving their high school diploma with LBMCH staff, families and friends. Only half of the foster youth in America graduate from high school but these 7 proved they would not be a part of this statistic.
Beginning a new phase of life is an exciting time but there is always a little bit of fear too. We pray that these students have a smooth start and accomplish great things. Graduation is the finishing of one life course and starting a second stage of life. Congratulations to our 2017 graduates! May you be blessed in all that you strive to achieve and remember the doors of “Home” are always open!
Congratulations to the following students!
Oscar – Oscar has been in care since he was 12 years old. He is outgoing, likes school, makes good grades, makes friends easily and loves his home at LBMCH. With a GPA of 4.79, Oscar will be attending the University of Texas this Fall in the Cockrell School of Engineering. He plans to pursue an engineering degree followed by medical school.
Jacob – Jacob has been in care for nearly 3 years and is one of our resident jokesters. When he first came to the program he reported “feeling sad” much of the time but during his time at LBMCH he has found personal happiness. Jacob plans to attend EPCC and wants to become a Psychologist.
Chris – Chris has been in care 3 years. He is outgoing, empathetic and tries to help his family. Chris enjoys watching sports and playing soccer. He can by a little “shy” at first, but is a loyal best friend to everyone who comes to know him. Chris plans to attend EPCC and complete his basic courses before moving on to UTEP to obtain a degree in Criminal Justice or Business Management.
Blake – Blake came to LBMCH 5 years ago and has made tremendous progress on all of his personal and academic goals while in care. He played football for his high school, enjoys playing all sports, learning about cars and staying active. Blake is a young man with an amazing heart and helps his mother and siblings whenever possible. He plans to attend EPCC but is still undecided about his career plans. He does know that he wants to pursue a career related to math or even become a therapist.
Marcus – Entering care 2 years ago, Marcus has grown to enjoy school and learning. Marcus plans to attend EPCC and pursue a degree in either Accounting or Chemical Engineering but also intends to find a job. He values the importance of saving money and planning for his future.
Miguel – Miguel graduated from his high school with a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society! In care for 3 years, Miguel is a self-professed “book worm”. He enjoys reading, spending time alone and writing. Miguel is looking forward to attending UTEP School of Engineering and pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering.
Gabrielle – Gabrielle or Gaby to friends and family, entered care at LBMCH while in the 4th grade. She is a friendly and self-driven individual with a heart of gold. Gaby has maintained an A-B average throughout high school and has worked at Burger King as well. She is a member of the LBMCH 5k team, Student Governing Board and is planning on pursuing her basic courses at EPCC to eventually become a Youth Minister.
Please join us in congratulating these amazing children and in praying for a blessed future for each of them!