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Hats off to the 2016 graduates!

Baptist Children's Homes celebrates graduates - Residents and staff children plan for the future


Trevor Ammons graduates on June 14 from Pisgah High School in Canton. He is a resident at Broyhill Home in Clyde and plans to attend community college.

Sherman Jackson graduates from North Lenoir High School in Lagrange on June 11. A resident of Kennedy Home in Kinston, Sherman plans to attend community college while continuing to work at Woodmen of the World Recreation Center.

Briana Jordan is a resident of Kennedy Home in Kinston. She will graduate from North Lenoir High School in Lagrange on June 11. Briana will attend Wayne Community College in Goldsboro where she will enroll in the school’s veterinary tech program. In the future, she plans to transfer to a veterinary school.

Megan Whitehurst, a resident of Kennedy Home in Kinston, graduates on June 11 from North Lenoir High School in Lagrange. Megan plans to attend Western Carolina University in Cullowhee where she will major in music.

Paige Wyatt graduates from the Haywood County Adult Learning Center in Waynesville on May 31. A resident of Broyhill Home in Clyde, Paige plans to attend college in the fall.


Toby Becker graduated from Davidson Early College High School in Lexington. on May 14. He plans to pursue an associate in arts degree at Davidson County Community College in Lexington. Toby is the son of Sara Becker, Family Care Worker at Mills Home in Thomasville.

Emily Chaisson is the daughter of Bill Chaisson, Treasurer for Baptist Children’s Homes. Emily graduated on May 19 from Greensboro College Middle College. She received a softball scholarship to play at Mount Olive University and plans to study math and biology.

Ruth Anna Housand graduated on May 7 from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Ruth Anna will begin her employment at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. She is the daughter of Marcia Housand who works as the database administrator in BCH’s Development and Communications Department.

Alisha Monroe received a Masters of Art Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) on May 6. She is the museum educator for the Museum of the Southeast American Indian located at UNCP. She is the daughter of Kathy Locklear, Residential and Campus Manager at Odum Home in Pembroke.

Alan Newcomb is the son-in-law of Charity & Children editor Jim Edminson. Alan graduated from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs on May 7 and will begin divinity school in August.

Anna Trent is the daughter of Paula Trent who serves as AR Manager in BCH’s Business Office. Anna is graduating on June 11 from Ledford Senior High School in Thomasville. She plans to attend Catawba College in Salisbury.

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