Celebrating our 2017 College Graduates!

Hats off to our 2017 graduates!

Lorenz

Lorenz 

Lorenz graduated with perfect attendance from Brockton High School despite overwhelming odds.  With the help of his SOWMA tutors and his undeterred focus, he went on to Massasoit Community College, where he graduated with honors.  Lorenz was nominated by SOWMA for the Bridgewater State University Scholar's Program.   Last month he was presented with his diploma, and BSU's prestigious "Award for Student Excellence," given for outstanding scholastic and extra curricular activities.  Read about Lorenz and School on Wheels here as Beverly Beckham captures his story - and SOWMA's - in a Boston Globe feature. 


SadieSade

Four years ago Sade arrived at the Elms College School of Nursing, nervous but excited to begin her college career.  Sade recalls walking into her dorm room with SOWMA founder and executive director Cheryl Opper, who was carrying dorm supplies and setting her up in a place she'd call home for the next four years.  Diploma in hand, Sade's now studying for her nursing boards and looking forward to a career that blends her commitment to caring for others with her new-found scientific knowledge.  Congrats to Sade! 


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Lucnalie is the consummate role model for her younger sister, Lovely.  A 2017 graduate of Massasoit Community College, Lucnalie this fall will continue her education at University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in biology.  Lucnalie and her siblings lost their mother at a young age and were raised in foster care.  Despite hardships, Lucnalie is determined to blaze a trail for her siblings to lead them to a brighter future through education and hard work. 


NicoleNicole  

Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings, Nicole and her family found themselves giving up an affordable housing opportunity in order to accommodate a victim of the bombings.  Faced with homelessness, Nicole reached out to SOWMA after seeing a Facebook post about educational support and asked for help.  She was placed with a volunteer mentor, given customized school supplies, and taught the skills she needed to stay focused on her education.   Today Nicole is the proud recipient of a college degree from Bridgewater State University.  Read more about Nicole on NECN's feature here.  

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