Archive for 'at risk youth'

After 27 years, she’s still keeping pace

Posted on 09. Jan, 2018 by .


By Tailoni Jenkins, LCA sophomore — Mrs. Payton has been a teacher at the Lighthouse for 27 years. In fact the first class she ever taught was my dad’s 4th grade class. I’m a second generation Payton pupil, and she still looks as young as she did in my dad’s day. Mrs. Payton has been more »

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Saints crush Westmark in first win in two years

Posted on 17. Oct, 2017 by .


By Hosea Ashcraft, LCA sophomore — A Hail Mary throw that Levi Photenhauer nabbed was the end of Westmark Lions on Friday as the Saints rampaged 72-22 to their first victory in two years.. The final score doesn’t represent the hard-fought competition between two league bottom dwellers. At half, the Saints were only winning 32-16, more »

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After the car crash, I couldn’t have babies

Posted on 11. Aug, 2017 by .


By Luisa Montes de Arango Everybody thought I was dead. When a truck plowed into my car that fateful night, it pushed my crushed car all the way into the gas station. It finally came to rest just shy of hitting the gas pump. By the grace of God, I survived. But, according to the more »

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When my cousin was gunned down, I died too

Posted on 12. May, 2017 by .


By Jordan Sheppard, LCA sophomore — Santyone Moore was killed in an ambush shooting in 2015. When he died that day, I did too. Santyone was my cousin, but because of the age difference, he acted more like a father figure. Santyone was in his late 20s when I was in middle school. He would more »

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God rescued her. Now she rescues the young ladies.

Posted on 09. May, 2017 by .


By Kayla Armstrong, LCA junior — Today Mrs. Kathy Payton is the fountain of love and advice for many of the girls at Lighthouse Christian Academy. Maybe the reason why she’s so understanding was she went through some struggles as a young lady. Born in the “Windy City” of Chicago, Mrs. Payton was forced to more »

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