By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent
Dora High School graduate Saasha Foster won’t trek far from her stomping grounds as she continues her education.
“I will be going to ENMU to major in art,” said Foster, one of 14 Friday graduates from Dora High School.
Foster, originally from Tracy, Calif, came to the Dora area to live with her grandparents, Travis and Janelle Foster.
“When I came from California during the last quarter of my junior year I spent my time pulling my grades up,” said Foster.
During high school Foster wasnít playing sports and spent time focusing on her grades as well as becoming student council vice president during her senior year.
“When I leave high school, I will take away the fact that it prepared me for going to college,” said Foster. “It will give me that better future that I am looking for.”
Coming from what would have been a graduating class of 800 in California to a graduating class of 17, Foster said that she had to make a few adjustments.
“All of the kids in the class at Dora stick together,” said Foster. “They also make you feel like you are a part of that close group.”
Janelle Foster said that her husband Travis and her encouraged Saasha to do her best and to strive to be her best.
“My husband and I told her that we will always back her 100 percent,” said Janelle Foster. “She has done very well while at Dora and we are very proud of her.”