American Graduate Champion: Adrian Plaster

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 Adrian Plaster! Adrian Plaster is a teacher at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. She teaches French and sponsors the school French club. She looks out for her students and gives them moral support. She encourages her students to try their best. “She has always been there for me and has given me advice when I most needed it. Even when I struggled in her class and it took me long hours to understand, she stood by my side and didn’t give up on me,” her nomination form said. “Learning is never easy, especially when it’s something new. Though be it as it may, there are those who still support you and don’t leave you side.”

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: David Bowe

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 David Bowe! David Bowe is a teacher at Jack C. Hays High School in Kyle, Texas. He teaches social studies, and always makes his students a top priority. He wants to help his students any way he can. His story shows “there ARE teachers out there who DO care about them, with no real reason to. They simply care because that’s the kind of person they are,” the nomination form said. “Mr. Bowe, since the beginning of the school year, has proven that he sincerely cares for his students. He’s teaching to help them achieve something in life, to help them move forward with it and to teach them how to do so.”

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: Melinda Earp

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 Melinda Earp! Melinda Earp is a teacher at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. She teaches English. “Mrs. Earp is a champion because she gave me the greatest sophomore English 2 year I could ever ask for. She is a great person,” her nomination form said. “I would think that others would want to take her class because she is a very good benefit.”

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: Tracy Harris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.