people &places Mauridi “Simba” Masumbuko Simba graduated from Jordan High School. He is supported by his parents, Masumbuko Masudi and Christina Batachoka.
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I am from Tanzania. What I enjoyed was the ability to learn English quick[ly], I learned it within six months, and I was able to get good grades and help my fellow students; seeing them succeed made me enjoy high school. I was involved with mostly theater. My family had a party for my graduation. Now, I am in Kansas City, Missouri, offering a year of service with my religion, The Baha’i Faith, while taking an online class from Durham Technical Community College. After that, I will do the transfer program from Durham Tech to UNC.
Honoring a few of Durham’s Class of 2020 Karley Long Karley graduated from Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. She is supported by her parents, Mary Long and Robert Long, who live in Croasdaile Farm.
Karley is off to High Point University! Dealing with chronic illness [Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome] her whole life has led her to pursue a path in clinical psychology, so that she may help other patients and their families. Karley has a heart for her community and God, and she uses her gifts to bless those around her. To know Karley is to love Karley, and she inspires everyone she meets. Karley, we could not be more proud and can’t wait to celebrate your accomplishments! We love you! august 2020
Christina Griffin Christina graduated from Northern High School. She is supported by her parents, Peggy Royster and Richie Griffin, who live in Braggtown. Christina plans to attend college for cosmetology and fashion design.
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