Class of 2020
The Hill School
After his mother and father died suddenly and tragically, Shamar Peoples’ grandmother, Myrtis, took him in and raised him. Shamar began to struggle in middle school and his grandmother needed help. She found out about HOPE Farm from a friend and Shamar was accepted into the program in 7th grade. Academic coordinator, Debi Moore advocated for Shamar and was able to place him in Fort Worth’s Hill School, where he excelled academically, athletically, and socially. Thanks to Nancy and Don Rea, who sponsored Shamar at The Hill School, Shamar was able to complete his high school education and graduated with honors last week. Shamar made the A/B honor roll, was the Captain of the Drum Line, was the Student Council Speaking Representative, and was Captain of the Varsity Basketball team beginning his sophomore year. Through his hard work and determination, Shamar was accepted to TCU and received numerous scholarships that will allow him to attend as a freshman in the fall. HOPE Farm is grateful to be a part of Shamar’s journey and watch as God opens doors for him over and over. Congratulations, Shamar!
Shamar is one of the most dependable young men we have had to grace our campus. . .he is the embodiment of what a HOPE Farm boy should look like.
Through his perseverance, caring personality, and integrity, I consider myself to be a better teacher because I have had the privilege to work with Shamar.
Shamar has displayed great leadership and sets an excellent example. I am so proud of the young man he is becoming.
– Matt Errico, History Teacher, and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, The Hill School
I can see Shamar doing whatever he puts his mind to. His greatest strength is his ability to be kind and thoughtful. He is respectful and humble. He has his own mind. He is not a follower, he is a leader.
– Myrtis Peoples, Shamar’s grandmother