All this year their motto has been “850 strong” and today the school of New Horizon had shown how they put those words to action with their students and mentors.
At the Southerland Event Center earlier today, the school held it’s annual Mentor and Business partnership luncheon. They were celebrating a long year of volunteers changing kids lives.
Organizations like the military and Bay County Sheriffs Office were also in attendance.
Each student got up and spoke with their mentor about what their plans are after graduation and how they met their goals with the help of an adult mentor.
“Taught me how the world was and after the hurricane it just really showed me a lot,” New Horizon Grad Dyzerius Gilbert said. “I’m glad I’m graduating.”
“I went there since I was in the sixth grade and I thank them for everything that they’ve done for me,” New Horizon Grad Jessalyn Asher said. “And since I made it up to my 12th-grade year.”
Each graduate plans to either attend a post-secondary education institution or join the military.