Tag: Graduation

Operation Graduation 2011 Video: Sarah McKennie (Athens, Ala.)

Sarah came to Ombudsman because she needed to make up credits for one class, and she talks about how positive reinforcement from her teachers helped her succeed. She also talks about her plans to work toward a degree in human ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Amanda Riego (DeKalb, Ill.)

My experience here at Ombudsman has been so great. When I first got told that I was going to attend Ombudsman for my senior year I was so happy. Before I came to Ombudsman, I was failing almost every class ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Marketta Hobbs (Huntsville, Ala.)

As I, Marketta Hobbs, matured into a senior at Lee High School, I realized that graduation was almost near. The only way I would graduate on time was to either struggle with extra work or come to Ombudsman. I knew ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Shane Fischler (Niles, Ill.)

I am a hard working student. I’m always moving around, working two jobs, playing music professionally, and coaching volleyball, so I have a busy schedule. School was always a little hard for me though. I have a learning disability know ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Lorena Roman (Athens, Ala.)

What am I going to do now? That’s the question that kept going through my mind when I had found out I was pregnant at age 15. I never thought that this was going to happen to me, and I ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Amber Scroggins (DeKalb, Ill.)

My Ombudsman Experience Graduate Essay My name is Amber Scroggins. I’m 18 years old and this is my second year here at Ombudsman. I graduate in three weeks and without Ombudsman, I would have never made it this far. At ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Desmond Burton (Forest Park, Ohio)

The last four years of my life are times I can never forget. I remember my last day of middle school like it was yesterday, and my football coach telling me to stay focused because the years will fly by.  ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Rachael Buckner (Naperville, Ill.)

Graduation, something i thought would never be in the cards for me. There I was, already a senior in high school. The previous three years were but a faded memory, and I could not believe that I had made it ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Kelsey Hill (Hunstville, Ala.)

Have you ever been in a situation thinking you weren’t going to pass high school? I was one of those kids until Ombudsman found me. Ombudsman helps kids have a shot of graduating. That is why I am so proud ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Miguelo Aburto (DeKalb, Ill.)

My Ombudsman Experience My experience at Ombudsman was great! I don’t even know where to begin. I thank the Ombudsman program so much, because it made me stay in school. It also helped me graduate.  I’m also thankful because I ...

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