Operation Graduation 2013: Shion Stewart (Dallas, Ga.)

Date: May 7, 2013

I am Shion Stewart, an upcoming graduate at Hiram, Ombudsman. Ombudsman has taught me a lot of life lessons and values such as being dedicated and self motivated student. My time at Ombudsman was a wonderful experience. Moreover, I was given a second opportunity to further my education. The staff at Hiram, Ombudsman pushed me to the best of my ability, now I am a straight A student and this coming June I will be attending Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama this coming June, where I will be majoring in biology.

Here at Ombudsman I able to focus and be attentive to my work. However, I was faced with some difficult challenging equation in Mathematics, but that didn’t stop me from accomplishing the task, nevertheless, I went to my teacher for some assistance with the problem. With his help I was able to figure out the problem.

Ombudsman isn’t just a place where I go and do my school work and then go home. It is a place where I feel loved and a strong bond with my teachers. These teachers are more than extraordinary because they are always there with me when there is an obstacle in my path, but not only do they encourage and support me to stay on the right track. They also mold me into the young lady I am today.

Believe it or not Ombudsman has been a positive influence in my life. Often times we would have guest speakers come to the center to encourage us and give us a reality check that we are on a path of self destruction which is true. They don’t want to see us fail in life or end up in prison, that is why they took the initiative, time and effort to galvanize us to straighten up and make a U turn.

My time is coming to an end at Ombudsman; therefore, I have to equip my self with the necessary tools to accomplish my goals in college. Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift from God that I will cherish and promise my self that with the lessons I’ve learned and the help of God I WILL succeed.

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