Friday, May 30, 2008

He's Student Of The Month

I hope you remember my little 8-year-old friend Jesus Juarez. Last year I helped send him to day camp; his mom cleans for me. She just doesn't have the kind of money that would allow her to send him to day camp. He had a great time at camp; he especially like the field trips. I told him that he was responsible for doing very well in school this year. Well, two days ago his mom arrived with the plaque that names him Student of the Month for his school. The plaque is mine to keep. I am so proud of him. Jesus is pictured below next to our favorite ceramic art, Bird Girl. He's wearing his camp t-shirt from last summer.

He's so cute and has so much potential. I just want to make sure that the Hispanic gangs in Lincoln don't get their hands on him.

So Jesus has earned another trip to day camp this year. This year day camp goes from 9 to 3:30 which is three hours longer than last year. That will really help his mom. He is so excited. Camp starts June 23rd.

I've also asked him to get the names of three books his teacher would like him to read over the summer and then to read them.
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Rhonda said...

I see a sweetie pie.

Investing in others (especially) ones that could use a "hand up" not a "hand out" is really what life is all about.

I think you are a pretty awesome woman country girl!!!

blogauthor said...

What a cutie! And smartie too - congrats to him!

Anonymous said...

I agree. You are awesome country girl. Jesus is lucky to have such a good friend looking out for him. I have been feeling very jaded and cynical lately about people in general. This post has restored my faith that there are very good people out there.