Meet the Camp-to-Career Class of 2023

April 29, 2023 by Analise Narine

After going on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage through Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, seniors in Camp-to-Career are given the opportunity to attend a luncheon held in April in celebration of their upcoming high school graduation. This year’s luncheon was an Italian feast at Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Many students were joined by family members whose support is an important part of the Camp-to-Career journey. In the spirit of end-of-year high school traditions, students played a fun yearbook superlative game, and good food, smiles, and laughs were shared all around.

All fifteen students this year will be attending college. Step into the celebratory luncheon and learn more about the deserving students who were in attendance and their superlatives below:

  • Jaylan: Most Popular
    • When he’s not making friends, Jaylan enjoys fishing. He once caught 12 fish in one day!
  • Christian: Most Likely to Succeed
    • Jaylan and Christian have been in Camp-to-Career since seventh grade. The friends attended the same high school and will be attending the same college.
  • Alexander: Most Likely to be Kind
    • In addition to being voted the kindest by his peers, Alexander is also athletic! He plays football and lacrosse.
  • Arianne: Best Nails
    • Arianne doesn’t just enjoy nail art—she also enjoys painting cartoon characters.
  • Ehtu: Most Likely to be a Millionaire
    • Ehtu will be in the Army Reserve while in college.
  • Rodney: Most Likely to Work for NASA
    • Rodney enjoys theater and played John Laurens in a local performance of Hamilton.
  • Aulajia: Most Likely to be a Fashion Designer
    • Along with fashion, Aulajia enjoys playing the piano.
  • Lori Glanzer, HPUMC Outreach Coordinator: Most Likely to be a Radio City Rockette
    • Lori is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Sacagewea!

At the luncheon, each student was given a toiletry bag as a gift, and Lori closed with an impactful speech to encourage the students as graduation approached. “There are more things coming down the road,” she said. “This is not the end by any means.”