Meet Grace Emmanuel School’s Class of 2019

On July 5, Grace Emmanuel School celebrated its third high school graduation.

The GES Class of 2019, comprised of 11 men and 5 women, sang songs, gave speeches and recited poetry for an audience filled with proud family and friends. It was a morning that these 16 young scholars will remember for the rest of their lives.

We invite you to read on to meet each graduate and learn more about what they hope to do as a new chapter in their lives begins. Thank you for your investment in Grace Emmanuel School to make milestones like high school graduation possible!

Meet the graduates


Sonthonax Antoine

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2015
Age: 24
Lives with: his mom
Future plans: Go to professional school for computer science, work to help my family and pay for school if they can’t afford it.

“I’m very happy I will graduate. The greatest thing I’ve learned in school is how to live with my family.”


Maria Sophia Calixte

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2015
Age: 20
Lives with: her cousin
Future plans: Become an administrator or interpreter to help my family.

“I feel happy that I am going to graduate, and I feel sad that I will leave this school. The biggest thing I’ve learned at school was all of my education, because it will help me my whole life.”


Clervilson Dorcenat

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2016
Age: 22
Lives with: his sister
Future plans: Go to professional school, become an engineer

“I feel very happy I will graduate with all my friends… I would like to help my country in a social sense, to help all children who don’t have a means to live.”


Milot Elcius

Village: Titanyen
Started at GES:  2015
Age: 24
Lives with: his aunt
Future plans: go to university, study agronomy

“This school year was very good for me. I will graduate and I feel happy you have helped me a lot in my education—it’s a big thing you have done for me.”


Venise Exavier

Village: Lafiteau
Started at GES:  2016
Age: 21
Lives with: her mom and dad
Future plans: Go to university and learn a trade for business

“I have learned many good things in my education—how to become a better person for society in my future.”


Nacha Fleurestin

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2010
Age: 20
Lives with: her aunt
Future plans: Study agronomy

“Despite the situation of my country, God protected me this year. I’m happy because I’ve arrived at the end of my studies and arrived at graduation.”


Kimberly Georges

Village: Lafiteau
Started at GES:  2013
Age: 21
Lives with: his mom and dad
Future plans: go to university for computer science, help my country and my family.

“I feel proud because I’ve given my all. I’ve succeeded and will graduate.”


Yvel Jean

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2015
Age: 19
Lives with: his mom and dad
Future plans: Help my family, become a teacher

“School has taught me that I must not minimize a single person in my life. I’ve learned that for the rest of my life.”


Gaby Joseph

Village: Lafiteau
Started at GES:  2015
Age: 22
Lives with: his mom
Future plans: go to professional school, improve my country in the context of education and environment

“I feel very great and proud because I’m going to graduate…I would like to help my family in all circumstances. I am the head of my family.”


Jheff Mendell Lamy

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2014
Age: 18
Lives with: his mom and dad
Future plans: study diplomacy, become a great ambassador to help my family and country

“I feel happy because I’m finishing my classical studies and I will open a new page in my life, and it is thanks to the help you gave me.”


Vanessa Lucien

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2014
Age: 20
Lives with: her mom
Future plans: go to professional school

“I feel very happy because I’m going to graduate… I would like to help all my family in everything and my country, too, and to help all the children, too.”


Jean Ferlandy Morancy

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2013
Age: 21
Lives with: his mom
Future plans: Go to university, study agronomy

“I would like to help my family financially, and my country through agriculture.”


Enel Thomas

Village: Cabaret
Started at GES:  2004
Age: 21
Lives with: his mom
Future plans: go to college, become an engineer to learn more to help my family

“I thank you for the way you help us in Haiti, it’s very honorable. I hope God continues to bless you so you can always help others.”


Harry Valdo Arnold Toussaint

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2009
Age: 22
Lives with: his mom and dad
Future plans: go to professional school, start a business to create lots of jobs, help people become development agents in their neighborhoods

“I’m proud to say I’m a student of GES. This last year has gone so well and by the grace of God I’m ready to succeed on my exams and finish my studies.”


Termara Tulus

Village: Source Matelas
Started at GES:  2015
Age: 19
Lives with: her mom and dad
Future plans: take a course, become a nurse

“My last year in school went very well for me with Jesus. I tell God thanks because I’ve come to this school year.”


Emmanuel Ynossant

Village: Cabaret
Started at GES:  2004
Age: 20
Lives with: his mom
Future plans: study medicine and computer science

“I’m very happy for the beautiful moments like graduation I’ve known in my life… I’ve learned many things but what I’ve learned for life is that even when I’m young, I must help youth the same way people helped me.”