Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

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Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:3

The Boys and Girls Country family is extremely proud of our 10 high school graduates this year. This is an accomplishment many of them were not sure would become a reality prior to coming to BGC. Your support truly changes the trajectories of the lives of our children. Please pray for these young adults as they transition to the next phases of their lives.


Natalie

High school was so amazing! It definitely had its pros and cons, but it was a wonderful learning experience and I met great friends too. It is going to be hard to not have my friends nearby, but I am proud to have high school graduation under my belt. My educational goal is to go to Lone Star College for two years and then transfer to Texas State University. I want to study to become a physical therapist. I will miss my BGC family, especially going on cottage vacations together. Those are the best memories, and I would do it all again!


Mark

My freshman and senior year football seasons gave me a lot of great memories. I loved playing football and spending time with my friends. I was looking forward to graduation, and I was upset that the ceremony and the celebration did not happen traditionally. My goal, for now, is to get the basic courses done at Lone Star College and then transfer to a university. I would like to study architecture and work part-time at a retail store nearby. I will miss all the fun we had as a family and playing football together. BGC taught me to stay on top of my goals and not rely on teaching parents for everything.


Cameron

Although our senior year was not typical, it still went by very fast. I will miss the extracurricular activities and friends, but definitely not the stress of working on the best possible grades. I am very grateful to have received a scholarship to attend Rice University to pursue a degree in Digital Arts and Animation with an English Literature minor. I have always been passionate about art, and I think the opportunities for digital artists are plentiful. I hope to get into a work-study program or find an internship while at school. I will miss my cottage and our time together, especially playing in the gym with other cottages.


Clarisa

I could have never imagined that graduating from high school would be possible. I had a very interesting high school experience, and I will miss my teachers so much. Many people are upset that our graduation was not traditional, but I am just grateful to receive a diploma. I hope to work in a clothing store while pursuing higher education. My goal is to get in the nursing school at Lone Star College. BGC means a lot to me, and I am grateful for all the support I have received here. I will never forget the first time we went to the rodeo and basketball games together. We made so many great memories as a family here.


Marvin

I have been waiting for graduation since I started school because it always seemed impossible. I enjoyed my time in high school and made great friendships. The quarantine made things harder for all of us and made me miss my friends and teachers. I am looking forward to college and hopefully to doing some  travelling. My goal is to go to Lone Star College to get the basic courses covered and then transfer to Texas State University to study social work. I want to do something important with my life. My greatest memory about BGC is sharing my story at the Heritage Award Dinner. I was anxious, but it felt amazing to tell how God has brought me through major challenges.


Alex

Pep rallies and other activities will always stand out in my mind when I think about high school. Sadly, we did not get to experience the “end of school” things, and I will miss my friends. Graduation is a big deal for me, and I am excited about that achievement. I’m looking forward to independent living and taking a gap year. I am planning to continue my work at the daycare and then apply to Prairie View A&M. I am interested in their nursing program. BGC has done so much for me. I will miss our talks on the cottage porch with all the girls. It was great to be able to build relationships with my teaching parents and cottage sisters; they are a great support system. I will never forget our trip to Corpus Christi and the first time I ever saw the beach.


Chris

My high school experience was stressful, but I am very excited to graduate. There was a lot of work that needed to be done remotely, and I am happy I was able to get it done. This is a huge achievement for me. I hope to apply the lessons I learned and join the workforce. I am very eager to work and become independent. I know that I do not have many skills right now, but I hope to get a job where I can grow my experience. I am very interested in the trade school programs that are offered at Lone Star College as well. I will miss my cottage family and making memories together. BGC taught me a lot of lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.


Ethan

I had a great high school experience. I made a lot of new friends and also learned so many new and interesting things. I was able to find my passion for programming. I will miss hanging out with my friends in the mornings and during lunch, coding with my computer class and playing tennis with my teammates. I am going to school at Colorado College to double major in computer science and business with minors in Japanese and mathematics. I hope to be able to work part-time while going to school. My favorite memory at BGC is when we went to Caldwell together with Cottage 7. We played “capture the flag.” One of the boys gave me the flag and helped put me in a tree. During the game, some of the other boys found me and tried to make me get down, but I refused and we won that game.


Alyssa

Graduation is a big milestone for me. I had been behind in school, but I was able to catch up to my grade and graduate with my peers. I will miss my teachers and all the friends I made. I plan to continue my education and work at the same time. I have been working towards a manager position at Papa John’s, which will be a perfect job while in college. For now I am going to Lone Star College to get my basic courses done and then plan to transfer to Texas A&M University. When I finish my education, I hope to work as a veterinarian. I will never forget how BGC changed my life. My fondest memory is when Esme (one of the girls in the cottage) taught me how to read the Bible, and now I really enjoy it.


Farid

My high school experience was interesting. I learned a lot about responsibility and how to disagree appropriately. People expect a lot more from you when you become an adult. I will miss football and the excitement of playing on our team. Some of my teachers made a huge impact on me, and I will miss talking to them. Although graduation was different for our class, I am excited to have a diploma. I plan to attend Sul Ross State University and study mathematics to become an architect. I hope to be able to play on their football team as well. BGC gave me a lot, and my teaching parents were very patient with me. I appreciate all they’ve done.