Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School senior Khaleb De Leon of Bourne said that he has spent the past two years as a carpenter’s apprentice and working at the hardware store in Falmouth.
He said that his favorite class in school has always been English.
“A very cozy class that embodies literature,” he said. “I have had the pleasure to have participated in this class both in person and remote and both ways it has remained my favorite.”
After he graduates, Khaleb said that he plans to go to college in Florida to major in social work. He said that he has chosen this route because of how much the field has benefited him personally.
“Much of my time at Upper Cape Tech was spent exploring new ideas and different paths both with my trade and my academic fields of study,” he said.
As a student, he said that his fondest memories have been from his two years participating in the co-op program, as well as from cheering on the Rams as they won the homecoming game.
Khaleb said that he would like to thank many people, including English teacher Mrs. DeChristopher, who pushed him academically and led him to get an English award as a junior, as well as the entire Carpentry class for becoming a new family over the past four years and providing him with support. He also wants to thank all of the staff at the school who helped him through a troubling time.
Khaleb credited Rich and Libby Signell for providing him with a home throughout high school, which allowed him to thrive academically.
“Without them, I do not think I would be graduating this year,” he said.