At Triumph High School, students overcome challenges outside the classroom in addition to the academic rigors of earning a high school diploma.
Their stories are remarkable and, not long ago, the likelihood of finding them in caps and gowns today was far from certain.
“There are a lot of complicated variables. I call it a constellation of variables that intersect and make schooling sometimes very difficult for our young people,” said Triumph High Principal Mike Helenbolt.
In a pre-graduation ceremony, 2019 graduate Chasely Moon thanked her son, in addition to teachers and advisors, for giving her the motivation to stay in school and earn her degree.
“I probably wouldn’t have put forth the effort to finish if I hadn’t realized how hard it was to make a living without a high school diploma,” Moon said.