Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Jakeith Broger (DeKalb, Ill.)

Date: May 26, 2011

My Ombudsman experience was one I will never have again. I am happy that I get to graduate, but it also pains me to leave a school that understands and believes in every student that comes to this school. My teachers showed me new ways to outsmart math – a subject that I struggled in since it was introduced to me as a child; I even overcame math that was beyond my expectations. In high school I wouldn’t even give that subject a chance. I never tried it until now and am outrageously happy with the progress I made.

Ombudsman never gave up on me so I will never give up on Ombudsman. This program gave me hope and made me believe that there’s a chance out there even for people like me. I would have never thought any school would have a place in my heart, but Ombudsman earned that place for giving me hope, knowledge, and understanding. Because of Ombudsman, I plan on going to college with hope, understanding, and knowledge and I will dominate any subject that comes my way. I will also get a job to support my son and soon-to-be wife and hopefully make a career with music and go on to building homes and opening more job opportunities for people. I will also build schools with the same level of hard-working, faithful, loving teachers.

My final words to Ombudsman are please keep working with students who have problems understanding the daily work of high school. There is no doubt in my mind that with a few more years of hard work, Ombudsman will take the spot of many high schools and give young adults all over the world the same hope, knowledge, and understanding you gave me.

Thank you, Ombudsman, for giving me a chance to prove myself to the big world out there. I will remember this school for the rest of my life.

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