Tomorrow is the big day! Everyone is packing last minute items, putting their plane tickets and passports in a safe place, and saying "hasta luego" to friends and family. We didn't make it this far alone, many people helped and it is deeply appreciated by as all. Each of us knows that we are making history for newly founded B.E.S.T. Academy High School and we know that the experiences that await us will leave us forever changed for the better.
We are grateful and we want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the organizations and individuals that got us to this point.
- The 100 Black Men of Atlanta
- Ray Singer
- Student & Youth Travel Fund
- Emily Milligan
- B.E.S.T. Academy High School administrators and administrative assistants:
Mr. Hurst, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Carter, Ms. Ross, and Mr. Allen
- Atlanta Public School Teachers/ Administrators who generously made financial contributions:
Mrs. Tanner, Ms. Malik, Mr. Brinson, Ms. Otis, Mr. Muhammed, Ms. Riley, Mr. Lennard, Mr. Arnold, Mrs. Williams- Garner, and Mr. Thornbrough
-Study Abroad advocate Schantel Mitchell- Caroll
It goes without saying that parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles also played a huge role in this by exhibiting the foresight and bravery to consent to their child's participation. The sacrifices made by all mentioned above, and those who choose to remain anonymous, are now priceless investments made in five wonderful young men. You will hear about each of them tomorrow while we check in at the airport. We are on our way to Panamá, baby!