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Celebrating Achievements


Evalayna Gentry, a resident at Mills Home in Thomasville, graduated from Thomasville High School on June 4. She will attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) this fall where she plans to major in psychology.

Shaeley Muse will graduate from the Get Real Program in Lexington this July. The resident at Mills Home in Thomasville plans to attend Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee this fall where she plans to major in nursing

with a focus in phlebotomy.


Catlin Adamcik graduated from UNCG in December 2021 receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Drama with a minor in radio. Catlin plans to pursue an acting career in film and television. She is the daughter of John Adamcik, BCH Director of Human Resources.

Lauryn Beeson is the daughter of Melanie Beeson, Call Center Director for the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry. She graduated on May 14 from Meredith College in Raleigh where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Hospitality Management with a minor in entrepreneurship. Lauryn has accepted a full-time position with Think-PLC as Executive Assistant to the President.

Rebekah Briles graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on December 18, 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and a minor in dance. She currently works as a part-time administrative assistant at BCH’s Christian Adoption Services (CAS) in Indian Trail. Rebekah is the daughter of Mike Briles, Assistant to the Senior Vice President of BCH.

Tyson Child graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone on May 7. He is the son of Brooke Child, Director of Weekday Education in Thomasville. Tyson received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a Pre-Legal Studies Concentration and a minor in criminal justice. He will begin courses at Elon University School of Law in Elon beginning this August.

Hannah Collins graduated from Uwharrie Charter High School in Asheboro on May 27. She will attend Guilford Technical Community College where she will study pediatric nursing. Hannah is the daughter of Brandy Collins, Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled Adults Ministry (I/DDM) Group Home Administrator for Asheboro Home in Asheboro.

Brice Dalke is the grandson of Bobby and Sonya Dalke, Senior Cottage Parents at Broyhill Home in Clyde. Brice graduated on May 7 from WCU with two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Michaela Effler graduated from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville on January 30. She will attend Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to study dental hygiene. Michaela is

the daughter of Stefanie Effler, I/DDM Alverta Bolick Home Administrator and Qualified Professional in Asheville.

Christian Gilmore graduated from Garner Magnet High School in Garner on June 11. She will attend Campbell University this fall. Lauren Gilmore, Domestic Adoption Coordinator for CAS, is Christian’s mother. Julianna Johnson is the, daughter of Tim and Dawn Johnson, Child Care Workers at Broyhill Home in Clyde. She graduated from Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs on May 7. Julianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She has a full-time internship residency with Hope Community Church in Shelby.

Hannah Naylor graduated on May 7 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She received her Master’s in Strategic Communication. She will serve as an adjunct professor at Liberty while studying for her doctorate. Hannah is the daughter of Sheryl Naylor, CAS Executive Director of Domestic Adoptions.

Maddie Porter is the granddaughter of Will and Betty Porter, Senior Child Care Workers at Broyhill Home. Maddie graduated on June 3 from Tuscola High School in Waynesville. She plans to attend Haywood Community College in Clyde this fall to pursue a cosmetology degree.

Madelyn Ragsdale graduated from East Davidson High School in Thomasville on May 27. She plans on attending UNCG to study for a Bachelor’s of Social Work. Madelyn is the daughter of Blake Ragsdale, BCH Director of Communications and Managing Editor for Charity & Children.

Asher Truax graduated in June from Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte. He is the son of Cyndie Truax, BCH Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects. This fall, Asher will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to major in business.


Sonya Dalke, Senior Child Care Worker at Broyhill Home, graduated May 20 from Haywood Community College. She received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Reagan Wallace graduated from Western Carolina University on May 7 with a Bachelor’s of Social Work. She is the Foster Care Case Manager Intern at Moody Farmhouse in Franklin.

“We are proud of all of these who have worked so hard to achieve their academic success,” BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell said. “We look forward to bright futures for each one.”

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