Hats Off to BOMLA’s Fifth Graduating Class

It’s hard to believe that BOMLA now has five years of graduating seniors – what a joy it’s been to watch our young men become leaders in the classroom and beyond. On Saturday, May 25, BOMLA recognized and celebrated the 43 seniors at our graduation ceremony, all of whom were accepted to a four-year college or university.

“Graduation was a bittersweet moment for me,” said College Bound Advisor Misty Williams. “I have seen these students grow, develop and work hard this past year to accomplish their individual goals. During that time, I was fortunate to learn their stories, see their perceived obstacles and watch them achieve their dreams. I will miss them dearly, but I am excited to watch them flourish at the next level.”

Luis Garcia  is one of our 43 students who was accepted to a four-year college after graduation. “BOMLA taught me honesty, which I will take with me to college,” he said. “I am grateful that BOMLA set me up for a future at UT Arlington.”

This year’s graduating class received more than $8 million in scholarships and financial rewards to assist in their collegiate careers. Thank you to the BOMLA teachers, staff, volunteers, board members and countless supporters for all that you do in shaping the next generation of leaders. We simply could not be more proud of our young men.

On average, the Class of 2019 applied to 8 universities and received admissions to the following institutions:

Abilene Christian University, Albion College, Arizona State University, The University of Arizona, Baylor University, Berklee College of Music, Birmingham – Southern College, Boston College, Centenary College of Louisiana, University of Central Arkansas, The College of Saint Rose, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, University of Dallas, Elmhurst College, Free-Hardeman University, The George Washington University, Gonzaga University, Hampton University, Houston Baptist University, University of Houston, Howard University, Huston-Tillotson University, University of Idaho, Iowa State University, Jacksonville University, Jarvis Christian College, University of Kansas, King’s College, Lamar University, Langston University, University of Louisville, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, McMurry University, The University of Memphis, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Michigan State University, Midwestern State University, The University of Montana, Morehouse College, North Lake College, University of North Texas at Dallas, Northwestern University, Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma State University, Prairie View A&M University, Rockhurst University, Saint John’s University (with College of Saint Benedict), Sam Houston State University, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Maine, Southern Methodist University, University of Southern Mississippi, St. Edward’s University, St. Thomas University, Stephen F. Austin University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M – San Antonio, Texas &AM – Commerce, Texas Christian University, Texas College, Texas Southern University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas – Arlington, The University of Texas – Austin, The University of Texas – Dallas, The University of Texas – El Paso, The University of Texas – San Antonio, West Texas A&M University, Waynesburg University, Whitman College, Xavier University of Louisiana.