Let’s Find Out About Our Graduates
Listed are the favorite songs, singers, colors, sports, hobby, movie/TV programs, and even
nicknames of the CLASS of 2008.
See how many you can match up. If you need help, check with the graduates.
Bronx Seventh-Day Adventist Church Newsletter
SONG SINGER MOVIE/TV BIBLE FAVORITE HOBBY Name the EDUCATION EDITION
Program CHARAC- PLACE GRADU-
TER Summer, 2008 Vol. 2 Ed. 2.1
“Secret Place” Various Bahamas Singing
“Forever” Donnie Miracle Run Queen Esther Paris Writing poems
McClurkin and stories
“Nobody” Keith Sweat Meet the Browns Moses Church Writing
“Bye Bye” Alicia Keys Fresh Prince of JESUS Piano
“Faithful is Our Titanic Boston Hanging with
“This Little Light Unk. Wil’n Out Daniel Grandfather’s Watching TV
of Mine” house
“I’m Under the Kirk Franklin Invader Zim Moses Church Watching TV
N/A Lil Wayne Ten Command- Jesus NYC Basketball
“We Made it” Donnie PTI David Woodstown, Writing
“I Need You Yolanda Ad- The Color Purple Lydia Santa Cruz Shopping
Lydia Roberts The Bronx Church Graduates
CLASS of 2008
GRADUATE PARENT or GUARDIAN FROM To WHERE CAREER GOALS INFLUENCER (S) My Advice to Younger People... Life’s LESSONS learned...
Jayvor Anthony Balcarran Michael & Sylvette Balcarran 5th Grade - PS 182 Bronx School for Maths Baseball Player Mom, Dad & Grandmother Believe in yourself & listen to Patience & independence
Elliott Tall Cheryl & Ronald Odle 5th Grade - PS 176 Linden SDA School NBA Player Mommy Stay in school and behave To respect my elders
Aaron Breon Brown Michelle Brown 8th Grade - The Learning Bronx Leadership Academy Marine Biologist Mom (She’s always working) Education is the door that leads to the Some people will try to drag you
Tree best future down..
Tiffani Carol Hinds Gwen Hall 8th Grade - RT Hudson Northeastern Academy Lawyer My mom Never back down Never look back, look to the future.
David Johnson David & Wanda Johnson 8th Grade - RT Hudson Undecided NBA Player My parents Believe in yourself & don’t let people That life is not easy.
put doubt in your mind.
Renece McLean Jeffrey & Angelina McLean 8th Grade - Longfellow Mid- Thornton High School
Krystal Rivera Carlos & Carol Ramos 8th Grade - School for Aca- Graphics Communications Veterinarian God (He pushed me to strive Rely on God and He will pull you To go after your dreams and hopes
demic Achievement & Excell. & Arts HS on) through
Awele Shanquie Thomas Asbuty & Lucille Thomas 8th Grade - RT Hudson Northeastern Academy Journalist No one in particular Not to let people come before your That you should appreciate what you
education. have while you have it.
Renee’ Deidra Cardoza Evelyn Dawes (grandmother) 12th Grade - Woodlands HS Marymount Manhattan Psychology My cousin, Isis Live life to the fullest but you have to Everything is not what it seems.
College put God first.
Desiree Shontell Higgins Beulah Higgins (grandmother) 12th Grade - Northeastern Southern Adventist Univer- Public Relations My grandmother (she be- Never give up & remember your hard No matter what you go through, God
Academy sity lieves in me) times are what makes you strong. can see you through.
Dominique Johnson Derick & Hyacinth Johnson 12th Gr. Pelham Preparatory Syracuse University Hospitality Mgmt. My Cousins Don’t let life’s obstacles get you To be content with who God made
Academy down. Winners never quit... me to be.
Lydia Olivia Roberts Marvin & Karma Roberts 12th Grade - Blue Mountain Florida Hospital College Occupational Therapy Family & Friends Make the best of everything & study There is always something that is
Academy hard. going to happen that you are not
ready for and sometimes wish it never
happened. But you must face it and
Belinda A. Torres Carlos & Carol Ramos 12th Grade - High School of Monroe College Teacher My Mom Never doubt yourself and believe in Work hard and never give up.
Graphics, Communication & yourself.
Ijeoma Nwannunu Nwadinkpa Nwannunu B.A - Mercy College Undecided Principal My mother and Tammie Don’t play around with college, go Not to procrastinate
Health Sciences Rodriquez right into it and finish right away.
Blessing E. Igbinomwanhia Ed & Dorah Igbinomwanhia MBA - Univ. of Phoenix Undecided Phd. - Computer Tech. My mother To always do your best in every situa- To trust God more and more; because
Business Administration tion He is my strength, faith, courage and
my all in all.
Some Information for the Future Some More Information for the Future
Fastest Growing Occupations 2004 – 2014
Here are the top 30 fastest-growing occupations, 2004 to 2014, and typical The website listed 10, we’ve included the top four in some detail..
educational level according to the Bureau: Computer and healthcare jobs will be the hot ticket for the next several years. In fact, out of the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in
the country, half are in healthcare and half are in computers. Rapid growth will continue to increase demand for workers in
Home health aides, on-the-job training the computer and healthcare industries.
Network systems and data communications analyst, bachelor’s degree Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts - Ranking: #1 Average Salary Range: $46,480 - $78,060
Medical assistants, on-the-job training Demand continues for network systems and data communication analysts. Within the next decade, the demand for more complex tech-
nologies will grow. And that means up to a 54 percent increase in growth. That makes this our no. 1 hot job. Network systems and data
Physician assistants, bachelor’s degree communications analysts design, test and evaluate systems such as:
Local area networks (LANs)
Computer software engineers/applications, bachelor’s degree Wide area networks (WANs)
Physical therapy assistants, associate degree The Internet and intranets
Other data communications systems
Dental hygienists, associate degree Network systems and data communications analysts also research hardware and software products. Drawing from this research, they
make necessary recommendations. A Bachelor's degree is a prerequisite for many jobs. Relevant work experience is also very impor-
Computer software engineers/systems software, bachelor’s degree tant. For more technically complex jobs, employers prefer candidates with graduate degrees.omputer and healthcare industries.
Dental assistants, on-the-job training
Personal and home care aides, on-the-job training Medical Assistants Ranking: #2 Average Salary Range: $20,650 - $28,930 a year
Because of growth in the healthcare industry, the field of medical assisting continues to grow. In fact, the need for medical assistants
Network and computer systems administrators, bachelor’s degree will increase by an expected 52 percent in the next 10 years. Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the
offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. Medical assistants handle both administrative and clinical duties.
Database administrators, bachelor’s degree They report directly to an office manager or physician. Most employers prefer graduates of formal programs in medical assisting.
Physical therapists, master’s degree Many vocational-technical high schools, career colleges, community colleges and junior colleges offer medical assisting programs.
Forensic science technicians, associate degree
Veterinary technologists/technicians, associate degree
Diagnostic medical sonographers, associate degree Physician Assistant Ranking: #3 Average Salary Range: $57,110 - $83,560 a year
Demand continues to grow for physician assistants. In the next 10 years, the need for physician assistants will rise by nearly 50 percent.
Physical therapist aides, on-the-job training Physician assistants practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They perform diagnostic, therapeutic and pre-
ventative services. Routine tasks include:
Occupational therapist assistants, associate degree Examining and treating patients
Ordering lab tests or X-rays
Medical scientists (except epidemiologists), doctoral degree Treating minor injuries
Occupational therapists, master’s degree All states require that physician assistants complete an accredited, formal education program. They must also pass a national exam to
obtain a license.
Preschool teachers (except special education), vocational
Cardiovascular technologists/technicians, associate degree Computer Application Software Engineers Ranking: #4 Average Salary Range: $59,130 - $92,130 a year
Postsecondary teachers, doctoral degree Computer-related positions continue to lead the job market. In the next decade, the need for computer applications software engineers
will increase by 48 percent. Computer applications software engineers analyze users' needs. With that information, they design, con-
Hydrologists, master’s degree struct and maintain general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Software engineers must possess strong
programming skills. However, they are more concerned with developing algorithms and analyzing and solving programming problems
Computer systems analysts, bachelor’s degree than with actually writing code. Most employers prefer to hire those who have at least a Bachelor's degree. Desirable candidates should
Hazardous materials removal workers, on-the-job training also have broad knowledge of and experience with a variety of computer systems and technologies. Applications software engineers
usually have degrees in computer science or software engineering.
Biomedical engineer, bachelor’s degree
Recruitment specialist, bachelor’s degree The other Six were: Physical Therapist Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Computer Systems Software Engineers, Dental Assistants,
Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Database Administrators.
Environmental engineer, bachelor’s degree
he primary aim of Seventh-day Adventist education is to provide opportunity for students to ac-
cept Christ as their Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the com- The Education Department is prepared to assist with:
mission of preaching the gospel to all the world. The education program is predicated on the be-
lief that each student is unique and of inestimable value, and on the importance of the develop-
ment of the whole person. Students are educated to accept service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the
needs of the people in the home and society, and to become active members in the Church.
Never, never, never, never give up.
The price of ignorance is far greater than the cost of an education. --- Winston Churchill 4.6
Job Interviewing Skills
Learn while you're young and not while you're old, that a good education is better than Summer Job Research
gold, for silver and gold will all melt away, but a good education will never decay.
Vocational Training Counseling
Excellence can be achieved if you . . . risk more than others think is safe, Love more than others think
is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.
Load up your mind with pictures capturing your preferred tomorrow. Put the remembrances of the
past in a place where they won't block your view.
2008 - 2009 Education Department Staff:
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying. (Esmie Scott, Barry Thomas, LaToya Tittle, Wanda Johnson)
--- Benjamin Franklin --- Michael Jordan