Pictured L-R: Pastor Ferguson, Liberty Brooks, Trenton Hardy-Johnston, Jacob and Joshua Blackman, Ethan Parks, Emma Pridgen, Lizzie Shurley, Natalie Moore, Not pictured is Bailey Trinder. 

Submitted by Mary Helen Myers

Sunday, May 19, nine graduates were honored during the morning worship service at the Tuscanooga Baptist Church.  Each graduate was presented with a Bible by Pastor Casey Ferguson.  This was followed by sharing the future plans of each graduate and having a special prayer for each one.  

  • Liberty Brooks was home-schooled under the direction of Heritage Grace Preparatory Academy.  Her future plans are to attend the University of Florida to study Fine Arts.
  • Trenton Hardy-Johnston graduated from South Lake High School, Groveland and plans to enter Lake Sumter State College with hopes of a future in architecture.
  • Jacob and Joshua Blackman (twins) were home-schooled under the guidance of Stepping Stones High School in Tampa, Florida.  Jacob is interested in entering the HVAC field, while Joshua plans to become an electrician.
  • Ethan Parks is a South Sumter High School graduate, Bushnell.  He plans to attend Saint Leo University and Major in Political Science with a goal of someday entering the field of politics.
  • Emma Pridgen is a graduate of South Lake High School, Groveland, Florida.  She plans to enter Lake-Sumter State College to someday become a cattle embryologist.
  • Lizzie Shurley completed her high school career at First Academy, Leesburg, Florida.  She plans to attend Warner University and pursue a degree in Agriculture and Rural Policy to become an agricultural lobbyist and hopefully, one day, serve in the Florida House of Representatives.
  • Natalie Moore finished her high school days at South Sumter High School, Bushnell and, at the same time, obtained an AA Degree at Lake Sumter State College.  She plans to use her Major in Animal Science where she hopes to work in the meat production industry.
  • Bailey Trinder is a graduate of Stetson University, Deland. He obtained a BA Degree with a minor in Sports Management.
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