Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Congrats to $1,000 'Berg CT Scholarship Winner - Jim

As I sat watching the awards ceremony take place, I wondered which student was "Jim" Christi's 2009 'Berg Scholarship Winner. After about 45 minutes, I found out - what a fine gentleman!
Sweet Dr. Arnold-Grine asked Shayla to come up on the stage to help present Jim with his scholarship award this afternoon.

Shayla with one of my former students - MANY years ago when we were both in 2nd grade! Congrats to Kyle on his college graduation and his award. Best wishes to him on his next adventure - graduate school (on a full scholarship)! YES! (Let me tell you, he was impressive in second grade too - nothing's changed!)
With the awesome interim Heidelberg University President - Jim T.! He told me he teared up when he saw Shayla come forward, realizing she is now as big as Christi ever was.
After the celebration, we took Jim out to dinner at the Pioneer Mill. It was a lovely night as we sat out on the deck and got to know a little bit about him and his desire to be a teacher. (We hope he will be student teaching at Shayla's new elementary school in the fall. His letters of recommendation were glowing and we've heard so many grand things about him. We wish him the very, very best and are happy to help with his final year of school at a wonderful place - Heidelberg! May God richly bless him and may Christi be watching over him and keeping him safe too!

He really surprised me by giving ME a gorgeous boquet of flowers after the ceremony! Too sweet!


At 25/4/09 12:24 PM, Blogger Campagnette said...

Ha Ha ! A new teacher is coming soon !
I hope Shayla won't be a teacher, poor girl, spending her life in school when the sun is shining outdoor ! (I think I shouldn't read Snoopy as much)

thank you for these moments shared (and thank you for this sentence)

"Shayla est une charmante jeune fille".

At 25/4/09 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So nice of you guys to once again give another generous scholarship. Christi must be so proud of what you are doing to honor her and to help others.


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