Forney ISD Student Perseveres, Graduates after Caring for Infant Sibling While Mother Battles Cancer
High school years are supposed to be one of the greatest times of one’s youth. It should be a time that includes hanging out with friends, cheering at football games, and dancing the night away at prom. But for Lexingten Phillips, high school has been one of the most challenging times she may experience in her life.
Phillips, a 20-year-old student in the Forney ISD GOALS program, received her diploma on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 after having to take more than a year off from school. She took time off to care for her infant sibling while her mother, Guinevere, battled breast cancer.
The GOALS program is a specialized high school program designed to provide students a more one-on-one education and helps them complete their high school requirements to earn their diploma. Students in the program work at an individualized pace and can graduate at any time during the school year.
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