We are very proud of every Brookstone Graduate as each one has committed to succeed both at Brookstone Schools and beyond! Here are a few alumni who continue to flourish in high school and college and who recognize the role Brookstone played in helping them achieve great success.
Meet the Alumni
Floyd is a junior honors student at Butler High School in Matthews. Currently, he is studying debate and law, and he also excels as a sprinter competing in 100m, 200m and relay races. He works part time as a claims administrator at LifeSkills Counseling & Consulting. In his spare time, he works in his studio creating rap music. Floyd hopes to apply for law school after he finishes college.
“When I think of Brookstone, I remember my partner, Mr. Sam, and his encouragement and support. I remember the time I spoke at a mansion on behalf of the school, and singing in the choir. Serving on the school’s first student council as treasurer and being safety patrol helped me want to be a lawyer.”
Shamani Stafford graduated in 2011 from Brookstone Schools. While at Brookstone Shamani thrived, growing in her spiritual walk and academic success. She learned to follow Christ more faithfully, and how to help share the Gospel with her friends. Shamani thanks Brookstone for teaching her how to read the Bible and apply it to her life.
She appreciates Brookstone for teaching her how to utilize tools that will lead to success. Shamani believes through the school she learned how to study and apply her education to her work.
“I know from Brookstone that nothing is impossible with God. I have learned that at times when you want to quit you just have to keep going. Things are going to get difficult in life but you just have to stay focused and keep pushing forward. God didn’t give up on us, so let’s keep persevering.”
Shamani is excelling at Cramerton Christian Academy by utilizing the skills she learned at Brookstone. While she is on track to make the honor roll this semester, Shamani has also made the varsity and the JV high school volleyball team as a 7th grader. She thanks Brookstone for her study habits, organization skills, and ability to multi-task. Shamani hopes to be a veterinarian one day. We look forward to hearing more about our young alumna in the future!
Ja’Teruis Boyd graduated in June 2012 from Brookstone Schools. He is now enrolled in 7th grade at KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Charlotte School. JT is thankful for the reading tools that were given to him at Brookstone School. He just recently took a reading test showing that he’s reached a 9th grade reading level.
JT comes from a hard working family: his mother, Jackie Davis, just earned her associate’s degree in accounting from DeVry Univeristy. She graduated on the dean’s list in October 2011. His brother, Jonquez, 23, is also working hard as he attends ITT Technical Institute.
Like his family members, JT aspires to go to college and thanks Brookstone for the many skills he gained as a student. Reading and communication skills are such important tools to succeed and JT is on the right track with his advanced level reading skills. We are excited to see JT grow and look forward to hearing what’s next for him!