On Monday night, May 6th, we got to meet Kim Chong who is the Lufkin High School 2013 scholarship recipient. We had a great visit with her while waiting to have our picture made. She is attending SFA and wants to be a nurse, like her Mom, or maybe something in hospital administration. She helps out in the Nurse’s Office at school and really enjoys that and helping people. She and Lauren had similar schooling, Kim attended a private catholic school until sixth grade and then moved into the public school, and Lauren attended a private christian school until eighth grade and then entered Lufkin High School. Kim talked about that challenging transition and then, because she knew how that felt, helping other “new” kids who looked lost and needed a friend….Lauren did the same thing.
We got to meet Kim’s parents, little brother and grandmother. They were all so friendly and appreciative of Kim receiving the scholarship. We told them some about Lauren and how the scholarships came about…wanting to help others as Lauren did and the fact she received scholarships from LHS and SFA. We asked Kim, as we do all recipients, to just please lend a helping hand to others along the way…and she said she sure would. We enjoyed our time with Kim and her family and wish them all the best in the years to come.