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Dreams become reality for 2018 graduates

“Baptist Children’s Homes is excited for every graduate. We are thankful for friends like you who have prayed to help those we serve achieve success.” – Michael C. Blackwell, BCH President/CEO


Lydea Carson, a resident at Care House in Lenoir, graduates from Hibriten High School on June 8. She plans to pursue her college degree and become a registered nurse.

Katherine Edwards will graduate from North Lenoir High School on June 9. She plans to move from a part-time to full-time position at the grocery store where she is employed. She is a resident at Kennedy Home in Kinston.

Chelsea Goodman graduates on June 12 from Catawba Valley Community College’s Adult High School program in Hickory. She is a resident at Care House in Lenoir and plans to pursue a degrees in early childhood education and photography.

Israel Juan, a resident of Kennedy Home in Kinston, graduates on June 9 from North Lenoir High School. He will continue to work at the local grocery store while exploring further education opportunities.

Pauline Locklear is a resident at Odum Home in Pembroke. She graduates from Purnell Swett High School on June 8 and plans to attend Robeson Community College to study cosmetology.

Catalina Perez graduates from Pisgah High School on June 16. A resident at Broyhill Home in Clyde, she will study elementary education at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.