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Below are life stories from three of our seniors who while at Rehoboth have been transformed and sustained by God's love and power. Please take a moment to pray for this year's senior class as they prepare to graduate on Friday.
Tristin has been a student at Rehoboth for the past seven years. Tristin enjoys praying in class and the open dialogue on faith with his teachers. From early on as a student he has appreciated the efforts Rehoboth has made in preparing students for life after school through classes such as Pathways, Futures, and Doctrine. Tristin has a magnetic personality and draws others toward himself with his kind words and open personality. Rehoboth has given him insight into how to use his passions to serve others and glorify God. Tristan is currently taking classes in welding and recently placed third at the New Mexico SkillsUSA Leadership Competition in Welding. Tristan plans to continue his studies at the University of New Mexico-Gallup Branch to pursue a career in pipe welding.
Aleya has attended Rehoboth since the 4th grade. She has always enjoyed the Rehoboth community and the relationships she has built with her teachers. “They are always willing to work with and help students overcome perceived weaknesses,” reflects Aleya. A well-rounded student and very active in extracurriculars such as choir, Cantabile, student council, National Honors Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and soccer, Aleya is this year’s Valedictorian. She is hardworking and rises to any challenge placed before her. Her plans for the future are to pursue a degree in computer science at Arizona State University, where she was awarded the Provost’s Scholarship. After college, Aleya hopes to use her degree at a tech startup or her ultimate dream job, working for Google.
Jayme has also attended Rehoboth since the 4th grade. Jayme is described by her teachers as hardworking, kind-hearted, and reliable. Through Chapel and her Bible classes, Rehoboth has cultivated her spiritual development and has taught her to persevere in her faith. As a student, Jayme has played saxophone in the band, including two high school band tours. She has played volleyball, basketball, and softball throughout her four years in high school. After Rehoboth, Jayme plans to pursue a degree in Social Work at Fort Lewis College where she was awarded the Gallup Rotary Scholarship and the Chief Manuelito Scholarship. Jayme wants to use her education to give back and serve her community, specifically the children and families on the Navajo Reservation. Jayme is most passionate about helping people and extending God’s love to those around her.
Our request for support as we close another school year is three-fold:
Tuition Assistance: Throughout this school year we have been blessed by gifts to tuition assistance from over 2,783 supporters totalling $1,643,299. Our remaining assistance needs for this school year is $61,701. You can help us reach our year-end need by giving before June 30th. We are so blessed to have a faithful and generous Rehoboth community!
Transportation: Due to the extensive mechanical repairs needed, we will be retiring the current Rehoboth Coach bus. As we weigh the options, the purchase of a new Rehoboth Activity Bus looks to be the best long term solution for athletic events, field trips, and the longer choir and band tours. The cost of a new Activity Bus is approximately $175,000.
Elementary Playground: Over the past two years, our elementary students have raised $22,000 towards a new playground structure. Our current play structure is over 20 years old and needs to be replaced. The new structure that we plan to purchase when the funds are raised has a cost of $45,000. Please help to complete the fundraising efforts with a matching gift! We are hopeful to have a volunteer team install the new structure this summer! Thank you again for your encouragement and support!
Ken Zylstra, Director of Advancement