BELOVED HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR DIRECTOR DIES MINUTES AFTER STUDENTS SERENADE HER

Alvin Junior High School Choir Director Mariana Walker heard the sound of her students singing “Oceans” by Hillsong United just before she passed. An incredible moment of faith and community. From People: Walker, who was diagnosed with cancer, was released from hospice care a few days prior and living at home. Her daughter, Alyx Vesey, opened Walker’s window and front door so she could hear the music drift in. Twelve minutes after the students left her house, Walker, at the age of 69, passed away. “It’s honestly like she was waiting on the kids,” Lisa Turner Howell, who filmed the heartwarming moment, tells […]

89 YEAR OLD TEXAS WAR HERO RECEIVES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Abner Simon was just 18 years old when he was drafted into service during World War II. He was halfway through his senior year of high school when the local draft board pulled his number. “They didn’t care that I was in school.” But he cared. Now he’s a Baptist Pastor who just wanted that piece of paper. “I always missed graduating from high school. I don’t know why. I just did,” said Simon. And on Saturday, he got it. Orangefield High School in Orange, Texas made this hero’s dream a reality as he hobbled up to the podium using […]