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Graduates hit marks despite quarantine

Updated: May 28


Congratulations to the class of 2020! And join us in celebrating the graduates throughout Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina's (BCH) statewide locations! It is no small feat to achieve such a great accomplishment, and even more so during a global pandemic.


BCH RESIDENTS

Teryn Ball, a resident at Mills Home in Thomasville, graduates from Thomasville High School. She has been accepted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she will attend this fall.


Noah Andrew Bryson graduate from Tuscola High School in Waynesville. The resident at Broyhill Home in Clyde plans to pursue a career in auto mechanics.


Raymonda Carver graduates from Haywood Community Learning Center in Waynes-ville. She is a resident at Broyhill Home and plans to attend college to pursue a career as a veterinary technician or study nursing.


Damaka Ervin, a Mills Home resident, graduates in June from Thomasville High School. He plans to attend North Carolina Central University in Durham to study graphic design.


Larina Gjurich graduates from Thomasville High School. A resident at Mills Home, she will attend Davidson County Community College in Lexington this fall.


Emile Kennedy, a resident at Broyhill Home, graduates from Tuscola High School in Waynesville. She is currently a part of the CNA program at Haywood Community College and plans to enroll in the nursing program at Isothermal Community College in Rutherfordton.


Cruzito “Cruz” Sanchez graduates from Tuscola High School in Waynesville. A resident at Broyhill Home, he has been accepted to the School of Music at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.


Twinka Stackhouse graduates from Thomasville High School. She is a resident at Mills Home and plans to attend Davidson County Community College in Lexington this fall.


Cheyanne Tucker, a resident at Mills Home, graduates from The Get Real Program at Davidson County Community College in Lexington. She plans to begin her college courses at the community college this fall.

STAFF MEMBERS

Rae Francis, Case Manager at Mills Home in Thomasville where she works with girls from Johnson Cottage, graduated in May from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her Master of Social Work degree.


Deborah Pope received her Master of Pastoral Counseling degree from Liberty University in May. She serves at Kennedy Home in Kinston as a family care worker with single mothers and their children.


STAFF CHILDREN

Jacob Blankinship graduates in July from Southwestern Randolph High School in Asheboro. He plans to attend Randolph Community College in Asheboro to study electrical technology. He is the grandson of Bobby and Sonya Dalke, Senior Child Care Workers at Broyhill Home in Clyde.


Colby Brown is the grandson of Bobby and Sonya Dalke who serve as Senior Child Care Workers at Broyhill Home. Colby graduates from Southwestern Randolph High School in Asheboro in July. He will enroll in the Apprentice Randolph program at Randolph Community College in Asheboro.


Emily Chaisson graduated from the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive in May. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics. Chaisson received a scholarship to pursue a PHD in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee beginning in August. She is the daughter of Bill Chaisson who serves as BCH Treasurer.


Luke Dalke graduates in July from Southwestern Randolph High School in Asheboro. He is the grandson of Bobby and Sonya Dalke who serve at Broyhill Home as Senior Child Care Workers. Dalke will attend Randolph Community College in the fall.


Luke Hartman is the son of Dana Hartman, Case Manager at Mills Home in Thomasville. He graduates in June from New Hope Christian Academy in Thomasville. He plans to pursue an Associate Degree in Fire Science at Davidson County Community College in Lexington starting this fall.


Joseph Henry graduated from High Point Christian Academy in High Point in May. This fall, he will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study computer science/cyber security. Henry is the son of BCH Chief Operating Officer Keith Henry.


Zoe Hoover graduates from East Davidson High School in Thomasville. She is the daughter of Wendy Hoover who serves at Fleshman-Pratt Education Center as a part of BCH’s Weekday Education program in Thomasville. Hoover will attend Davidson County Community College in Lexington to pursue a career as a Pharmacy Technician or in Emergency Medical Services.


Cayden Elizabeth Jewel Porter is the granddaughter of Betty and Will Porter,

Senior Child Care Workers at Broyhill Home in Clyde. She graduates from Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee. Porter will attend Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN this fall.


Lydia Wheeler graduated in May from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She will work as a Registered Nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Wheeler is the daughter of Gina Lingle, Family Foster Care Recruiter-Trainer- Licenser in Lenoir.


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