Good Shepherd celebrates one of it’s first graduates on track to realize dream of becoming doctor – WDSU New Orleans

Good Shepherd celebrates one of its first graduates on track to realize dream of becoming doctor

Updated: 1:01 PM CDT Aug 7, 2020

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AFTER THE VIRTUAL GRADUATION, LSU WILL DISPLAY THE GRADUATES NAMES ON TIGER STADIUM. ONE SCHOOL IS CELEBRATING ONE OF ITS FIRST GRADUATES, YEARS AFTER HE CROSSED THE STAGE. ANDREW JOSEPH GRADUATED FROM GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL IN 2007. AND TODAY HES GETTING HIS WHITE COAT IN PHILADELPHIA. WDSUS DAMON SINGLETON JOINS US LIVE FROM GOOD SHEPHERD WITH MORE ON THIS SPECIAL OCCASION. DAMON: YOU GUYS JUST MISSED IT. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS A VIRTUAL WHITE COAT THERMALLY TAKING PLACE AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY RIGHT NOW. ONE OF THE FIRST GRADUATES OF THE FIRST CLASS, ANDREW JOSEPH, AS YOU MENTIONED, JUST PUT HIS WHITE COAT ON. WE IS IT. I AM HERE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THIS GREAT SCHOOL. IF YOU WERENT WEARING A MASK, SOMETHING TELLS ME YOU WOULD BE SMILING EAR TO EAR. LEX IS FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN PART OF THIS. HE IS IN THAT CLASS INTO NO HE FULFILLED THIS PART OF HIS DREAM IN THE FUTURE HE HAS IS UNBELIEVABLE. IT IS WHITE THE SCHOOL WAS STARTED AND WHY EVERYONE HAS BEEN A PART OF THIS. IT IS A DREAM FULFILLED. WE ARE HERE WITH FATHER THOMPSON AND YOU KNOW HE WAS SMILING. DAMON: I WAS STARTLED TO READ HE PASSED AWAY BEFORE THE SCHOOL OPENED. >> FATHER THOMPSON DIED FOUR MONTHS BEFORE WE OPEN, BUT THIS WAS HIS DREAM TO GIVE FAMILIES FROM WORKING-CLASS FAMILIES TO GIVE ACCESS TO HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGES. WE NOW HAVE 140 GRADUATES FROM GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL, THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND MEDICAL SCHOOL AND WE HAD A GRADUATE FINISH EDUCATION MASTERS YES CHE AND WE HOPE -- WE HAVE ONE IN LAW SCHOOL. IT IS A PROBLEM FOR GOOD SHEPHERD. DAMON: IT IS AMAZING TO THINK THIS STARTED WITH 11 KIDS IN NEWGARDEN AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION. IT IS AMAZING WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. >> AN OLD FURNITURE STORE, EIGHT CLASSROOMS AND 30 KIDS, NOW THAT HAS GROWN TO OVER 300 STUDENTS, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SEVENTH. SO MANY LIVES TOUCHED. WE WOULDNT BE HERE WITHOUT ALL OF THE GENEROSITY OF CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF MEMBERS AND BENEFACTORS. THIS IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT WE ARE SO HAPPY TO BE A OF THIS HISTORIC COMMUNITY. OUR STUDENTS ARE EMBRACING THE CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH THE NEW COVID WORLD. WE WILL BRING THIS EVERYDAY TO THE FAMILIES WHO NEED IT. AMEN: IT IS HERE TO BE -- GREAT TO BE HERE CELEBRATING. HE GOT A SCHOLARSHIP AT CORNELL AND NOW HE IS BEEN ON HIS WHITE JACKET TODAY AT DREXEL

Good Shepherd celebrates one of its first graduates on track to realize dream of becoming doctor

Updated: 1:01 PM CDT Aug 7, 2020

Good Shepherd School in New Orleans is celebrating one of its first graduates, who received his white coat during a ceremony in Philadelphia this week. The New Orleans School has provided low-income children with an education for 20 years. Andrew Joseph, a 2007 graduate, attended his White Coat ceremony at Drexel University, moving closer to realizing his dream as a pediatrician. The ceremony was held virtually, but family, and Good Shepherd administrators got the opportunity to watch Joseph as he stood up in front of his laptop at home to put on his coat. The white coat is a signal of his first year of medical school.

Good Shepherd School in New Orleans is celebrating one of its first graduates, who received his white coat during a ceremony in Philadelphia this week.

The New Orleans School has provided low-income children with an education for 20 years.

Andrew Joseph, a 2007 graduate, attended his White Coat ceremony at Drexel University, moving closer to realizing his dream as a pediatrician.

The ceremony was held virtually, but family, and Good Shepherd administrators got the opportunity to watch Joseph as he stood up in front of his laptop at home to put on his coat.

The white coat is a signal of his first year of medical school.

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