Tag: Alabama

Operation Graduation Essay: Before coming to Ombudsman I lacked motivation (DeKalb, Ala.)

I’ve learned a lot of things in my life that have helped me grow as a person. One thing I’ve learned while attending Ombudsman is that self motivation is very important. Even though I am still working on being able ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: “I started looking forward to going to school” (Limestone, Ala.)

When I first moved to Alabama, I couldn’t attend my junior year of high school because of family issues. So, I had a bad attitude for school because I knew it was going to take me an extra year to ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: “The Teachers are Amazing” (Limestone, Ala.)

I’ve been at West Limestone from K-12. There may be some good teachers there, but I didn’t feel like I was really learning anything. I went through a lot in the time that I was there. It made the distractions ...

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‘I regained my hope:’ Students earn diplomas through credit recovery (Athens, Ala.)

Ombudsman Center graduates 44 The News Courier May 28, 2014 By Kim West High school graduations often are marked by memorable moments, whether it’s a keynote speech delivered by a famous former Alaska governor or Tanner’s tradition of lighting candles. ...

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Ombudsman Graduation Gives High School Students Second Chance (Athens, Ala.)

WHNT-TV May 27, 2014 by Christine Killimayer LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Jaythan Thatch almost didn’t graduate high school. After dropping out of Tanner High, he found the Ombudsman Limestone program. Ombudsman was established in the county in 2009 providing ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: My teachers lifted my spirits and pushed me forward (Limestone, Ala.)

My name is Sarah, and this is my story. I went to Elkmont High School during my freshmen and sophomore year. It was a struggle to on a day to day basis. I struggled with my grades, homework, and the ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: Dropping out was the worst mistake of my life (Limestone, Ala.)

Operation Graduation Essay: I came here because conventional school didn’t work for me (Limestone, Ala.)

At first I was reluctant about coming to Ombudsman. I knew some kids who went here who were just troublemakers, a lot like I was at one time. I just really didn’t want to be caught up in that, because ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: I Wanted a Better Future for My Son (Limestone, Ala.)

I came to Ombudsman because I got pregnant my junior year. I got through most of my junior year without missing any school from morning sickness, because I didn’t have it luckily. My grades were not the best to begin ...

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Operation Graduation 2014 Essay: Lauren Wooten (Limestone, Ala.)

Defying the Odds Ombudsman changed my life. My first day attending here, I was a terrified mess. Now I cannot imagine myself finishing my education anywhere else. Ombudsman means more to me than most kids. I didn’t just come here ...

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