Sunday, May 20 was Graduate Recognition Sunday at Tucson Baptist Temple. It is always great to acknowledge the hard work and successful completion of each TBT member. I would like to take this opportunity to recap Sunday morning’s graduates. We had five “groups” that we recognized:
1. Although Timothy Ford did not go to school for over three years, we felt it important to acknowledge Tim’s passing of his GED. In spite of struggling and even having to retake part of the GED, he never quit! Pastor Woody was always encouraging him to not give-up. I appreciate Timothy’s faithful attendance and participation here at TBT.
2. Jonathan Armstrong graduated from Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and is planning to attend West Coast Baptist College. Carissa Frisinger graduated from Santa Rita HS and will attend the U of A in the fall. Shelby Jones graduated from her homeschool studies and will attend West Coast Baptist College in August. Alex McCarthy graduated from her homeschool studies and her future plans are incomplete at this time.
3. Flora Flores (mother and grandmother) graduated with an Associates Degree from Pima Community College in Early Childhood and General Studies. Paige Spalding (unable to attend) received her Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry (still has not baked anything for her pastor) with a 4.0 from the Art Institute of Tucson.
4. Brian Beitel (son of bus director, Kelly Beitel) graduated from NAU with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Christina Knagge (single mom) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from NAU. Emily Morrison (mother and expecting) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Liberty University. April Stephens (wife and mother) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies (Accounting and Business) from Liberty University Online. Lindsey Syers graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from NAU.
Congrats to all for their hard work and successful accomplishment. The high school grads received a Bible and each college graduate received a gift certificate. I’ve written to each one of them to “Do Right in this next chapter of their life!”