Mentors Care Gold Star Student!
Tiffany Pace, SR at Ferris HS. Tiffany’s mom passed away when she was a sophomore after battling a very aggressive stage of cancer. She lost her best friend and personal encouraging corner that day. Tiff quit basketball abruptly and had the hardest year of track because grief gripped her. School was very foggy. She lost her motivation.
Last year, 2019, Mentors Care opened at Ferris HS. She was one the first students in the program. Her Mentor last year and this year have helped groom, uplift, befriend, encourage, and give her the motivation she needed to pursue her dreams of gong to college. Her family is not financially able to assist Tiff so she knew she needed a scholarship. With the help of coaches, Tiffany has signed with Kansas Westland for a track scholarship. She is so excited and knows that her Mom is smiling in Heaven.
Norma Belcher of Mana House
Dena Petty sits down with with Norma Belcher, founder of the Manna House in Midlothian, Texas. Norma’s spirit of love for others is inexhaustible and contagious. She shares how she joined the Mentors Care movement for several years as a mentor in Midlothian schools. This episode demonstrates how compassion for those less fortunate is the seedbed of action that has radically changed lives across Ellis County.
Manna House is a community outreach organization created in 1992 as a result of a student-led Problem Solvers project from Midlothian ISD to serve the needs of Midlothian residents. From that beginning, local churches backed the idea and the current Manna House was born.
In Loving Memory
With sadness, we’re sorry to say, our friend, Jerry Watson of Commercial State Bank, has passed away. Jerry was a staple in the City of Ferris community and worked tirelessly for the businesses and organizations and school district in our community to serve their needs. He was an integral part of developments, the chamber of commerce, Mentors Care and the broader banking community.