American Graduate Champion: Tracy Harris

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Tracy Harris! Tracy Harris is a teacher in Buda, Texas. She teaches first grade students. “When I finished first grade I was far behind the other kids and barely knew how to read and she would pick me up from daycare during the summer and teach me free of charge,” her nomination form said. Her story teaches people “to be nice out of the kindness in their hearts and not expect anything in return,” the form continued.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Brandi Brownlow

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Brandi Brownlow! Brandi Brownlow is a teacher at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. She teaches World Geography, but also teaches her students leadership strategies and urges them to do their best. “She has been a mentor to me and has taught me to be the best I can be. Going through her class her leadership has taught me much today as a leader now I can look at the strategies she used,” her nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Deborah Moore

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Deborah Moore! Deborah Moore is a mom, teacher, behavior specialist, 4-H leader and communitry activist in Kyle, Texas. She juggles dedicating her time to school, family, community activities and work. “Not only does she deal with a lot at school with her students and handle it well, she also has to come home and deal with my brother and [me] the rest of the time, so she never gets a break but she handles it like a champion,” her nomination form said. “People who are going through a rough time and don’t think they can get through it they would have this story to look at and know that they could do it.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Kimberlee Jackson

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Kimberlee Jackson! Kimberlee Jackson is a mother in Buda, Texas. She supports her two children and refuses to give up on them and puts her family’s needs before her own. Even though she can’t make all of her children’s competitions, she always supports them.

“She always has a smile on her face and that smile soon spreads through out the family. She is the best person to call a mother and any one would be more than lucky to have such an amazing woman as their own mommy,” the nomination form said. “All mothers have made sacrifices for their gamily, and they are also the best superheroes to have in your life. We all learn and look up to our mothers, and we all appreciate what they do for us every day.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Elizabeth Morales

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Elizabeth Morales! Elizabeth Morales is a teacher and mother in Buda, Texas. She teaches fifth grade students. “This person is a champion to me because she is a wonderful hard working mother who takes sacrifices for others,” her nomination form said. Her story shows “there are always people who work hard and sacrifices for others,” the form continued.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Brandon Henry

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Brandon Henry! Brandon Henry is a teacher in Buda, Texas. He teaches agriculture. “He always was there when I had a question about my animals and was the best teacher I’ve ever had,” his nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Jason Ferrel

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Jason Ferrel! Jason Ferrel is a teacher and coach in Buda, Texas. He teaches geography and economics. He is a champion “because of the way that he approaches things and the ways that he treats his students,” his nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Ryan Nash

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Ryan Nash! Ryan Nash is a teacher in Buda, Texas. In addition to teaching statistics, Nash teaches his kids about life and communicates valuable life lessons in his classroom. “Kids arent going to figure out how pay taxes on [their] own so might as well teach them how to do it smartly,” his nomination form said. “He teaches valuable life lessons as well as helping kids learn more in statistics.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Kevin Knox

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Kevin Knox! Kevin Knox is a teacher in Buda, Texas. He is a good, young teacher who handles a lot of different people’s needs. He is a champion “because he works hard and deals with a lot of stress,” his nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Lori Callus

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LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Lori Callus! Lori Callus is a pre-AP Geometry teacher in Buda, Texas. She leads the student council and coaches girls basketball, calculator UIL and sponsors math club. “Ms. Callus always works hard for the multiple groups and organizations she’s apart of or leads, while also does an excellent job of teaching Pre-AP Geometry. Everyday she shows up to school and performs her duties and does them to the best of her ability,” her nomination form said. “If other teachers and students saw or noticed how hard teachers like Ms. Callus do, there would be more students motivated to join and help with other groups or organizations as well pay more respect to teachers in general.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.