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Shamonte is a rising freshman in high school. He is full of excitement about the coming year. Shamonte’s true love of music has him in the marching band this year.

Shamonte is a  freshman in high school. He is full of excitement about the coming year. Shamonte’s true love of music has him in the marching band this year.

Shamonte is a quiet and polite young man. He doesn’t talk about before he came to The Methodist Home. He does talk about his time here. Entering high school this year, he is excited about the future and looks forward to meeting new people. Going to football games is something Shamonte can’t wait to do!

He is off to a good start—making Honor Roll in his eighth grade year. He was a straight A student for three semesters and received A’s and only one B in one semester. Shamonte studies and says he is a fast learner. Usually, if he’s given an example, he gets it.

A true love of music resides in Shamonte’s heart. He began playing the flute in seventh grade. In eighth grade, he tried the trumpet because it was needed in his middle school band. He now is in the advanced class for trumpet and the marching band at his new high school.

Band camp during the summer was a new experience for Shamonte. He had to learn how to walk and play his instrument! “I enjoy it although it got hot!” says Shamonte of the camp. When asked what he likes about the trumpet the most, Shamonte says, “the trumpet does the melody so you know the song.”

A grounded young man, his expectations for his freshman year are realistic. He wants to try new things and be more active at school. Along with band, he is also registered for chorus. Shamonte says his first priority is to keep his grades up. When asked about his plans beyond high school, he says he has always wanted to be a Technology Engineer, dealing with computers.

Can you encourage Shamonte and others to reach their education and career goals? Do you support his desire to keep music as an important part of his life? Will you help kids like him as they learn and grow? 

 

 

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