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Honoring our 2020 BBBSKC Graduates

Each spring, BBBSKC gathers our graduates together to recognize and celebrate their incredible accomplishments. While we can't celebrate in person this year, we still want to recognize all of our Littles for reaching this incredible milestone. Without further ado, meet the Class of 2020!

LaToria

LaToria is a senior at Wyandotte High School. After graduation, LaToria plans to attend The University of Kansas to study accounting.

"LaToria, it has been such an honor to be your Big Sister the past 4 years. I am so proud of all your accomplishments & hard work in school and through KC Scholars and Girls on the Rise. I cannot wait to visit you at KU and see all the great things the future holds for you!" — LaToria's Big Sister, Hayley

Jada

Jada is a senior at Ruskin High School. After graduation, Jada will begin an internship at Big Brothers Big Sisters, while also exploring college and career options!

"Jada, you are capable beyond your wildest beliefs! I am SO proud of you for graduating. I know that every day was not easy, but you did it girlfriend and I am so happy to be celebrating this huge milestone with you! I wish you many, many more life successes. Love you!" — Jada's Big Sister, Tiffany

Alondra

Alondra is a senior at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. After graduation, Alondra will attend a local college and plans to work in healthcare, either by becoming a physical therapist or a language services translator.

"I'm so proud of you and I am here for you whenever you need me!" — Alondra's Big Sister, Lindsay

Kyle

Kyle is a senior at Spring Hill High School. After graduation, Kyle plans to attend K-State and major in animal science.

"Take on this next chapter of your life with an open mind and heart. The next 4 years will really shape you into who you will end up being for the rest of your life. Welcome new experiences and friends and don't be afraid to let your guard down." — Kyle's Big Brother, Gardner

Jada

Jada is a senior at Ruskin High School. After graduation, Jada plans to attend the University of Missouri to pursue a career in healthcare.

"Jada, I love you. You are so amazing and I know you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. I am so glad that we were matched and I had the privilege to be a part of your life. I'm looking forward to seeing all that you accomplish in life." — Jada's Big Sister, Nina

Ke'Von

Ke'Von is a senior at Southeast High School. After graduation, Ke'Von plans to take classes at MCC-Penn Valley and work part-time.

"Ke'Von, we're excited for what the next chapter has in store for you! Becka and I are thankful to be a part of your life and are excited to continue to watch you thrive. Your kindness and perspective are valuable and will guide you to be successful in everything you pursue. We are proud of the young man you are and look forward to a lifelong friendship. Love ya, bud!" — Ke'Von's Big Brother, Bobby

Kailyn

Kailyn is a senior at DeSoto High School. After graduation, Kailyn will begin working at an insurance agency and will also begin classes at JCCC next fall. Kailyn hopes to either become a high school teacher or find a career working with computers that encompasses her creative skills.

"Life is a constant learning process, so no matter how old you are, you'll never get to the point where you have everything figured out. And if you think you do, expect life to throw you a curveball! This is why it's so important to develop relationships with people who've got your back and will lovingly kick you in the backside when you need an accountability boost. And remember to say yes to things that are outside your comfort zone because you'll grow in the process. You've got this sis! :)" — Kailyn's Big Sister, Joyce

Jhudanne

Jhudanne is a senior at Raytown High School. After graduation, Jhudanne plans to get her Bachelor of Science in biology from a four-year university.

"Jhudanne, keep doing what you are doing! You are totally prepared to take on the "real world." I am so proud of you, and I can't wait to see what you accomplish. I have no doubt that you will achieve what you set out to do in college and beyond." — Jhudanne's Big Sister, Beth

Neal

Neal is a senior at Cristo Rey Kansas City High School. After graduation, Neal plans to pursue a degree in communication at either Rockhurst University in Kansas City or Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Neal hopes to turn his passion for sports into a professional sports communications career.

"Be you. Continue being who you've grown to become. Lean into it. Continue letting your determination drive your work ethic. Don't forget what you've learned thus far in life, and let that drive your determination and your goals. But most importantly, continue being the compassionate and kind person you are. You bring joy and laughter to people through the way you treat them. Continue to do that and lean into that. Don't ever forget, that even in the midst of great distress and sadness, small acts of kindness and grace do more for people than we realize. You impact people in this way. Be that person, always. I'm excited to see where you go and I'm proud to call you friend." — Neal's Big Brother, Cory

Guinevere

Guinevere is a senior at Turner High School. After graduation, Guinevere plans to pursue a degree in geology with an emphasis on paleontology, specifically studying dinosaurs.

"Your life is full things that range from really important to insignificant. If you spend all your energy on the insignificant things first, you won't have time for the really important things like family, friends, health, and your goals. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness; take care of the really important things first; and always remember that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for spending time with a friend." — Guinevere's Big Sister, Andrea

Mikayla

Mikayla is a senior at Olathe East High School. After graduation, Mikayla plans to finish her CNA program at JCCC, then apply for a nursing program.

"Seize every opportunity, even if it means stepping outside your comfort zone, and always be your authentic self." — Mikayla's Big Sister, Sara

Asha

Asha is a senior at Wyandotte High School. After graduation, Asha plans to study nursing at UMKC.

"Keep working hard and asking for help when you need to, and you will achieve your dreams!" — Asha's Big Sister, Lauren

Kenny

Kenny is a senior at Raytown High School. After graduation, Kenny plans on attending MCC Business and Technology in the fall of 2020. Additionally, he plans to intern with Cherry Apparel over the summer.

"As you progress through life, no matter where it takes you, periodically reflect on your path and where it is leading you. Find something you're passionate about and set goals for yourself to keep on track. Take time to appreciate yourself and your hard work. Stay humble, and remember everyone has a voice, so don't forget to listen." — Kenny's Big Brother, Jordan

Tessa

Tessa is a senior at University Academy. After graduation, Tessa plans to attend a four-year university.

"Tessa, you are going to crush it! College is an experience you will remember forever, so enjoy it and take advantage of every opportunity. I cannot wait to see what you accomplish. This journey of life is just getting started, and I will always have your back through the highs and lows. Love ya sis!" — Tessa's Big Sister, Hannah

Mar’Qeies

Mar’Qeies is a senior at Hogan Preparatory Academy. After graduation, he plans to attend Missouri Western University.

"Kindness and perseverance will serve you better than intellect and ability!" — Mar’Qeies' Big Couple, Joy and Matt

M'Sharra

M'Sharra is a senior at Lee's Summit North High School. After graduation, M'Sharra will attend a four-year university to study creative writing.

"Stay confident and learn from every situation that you're in. College is going to bring about so many new experiences-enjoy it! I believe in you!" — M'Sharra's BIg Sister, Scotland