Evan Boggs Completes Her Journey with Holy Family
Evan Boggs is the daughter of Kim and Greg Boggs and graduated Valedictorian of her class at Holy Family High School with a 4.0 GPA. Her achievements include being a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and Kappa Pi Honor Societies.
Holy Family participates in a collegiate program that allows their students to attend college in their junior and senior year. Not only did Evan graduate from high school, she was also able to graduate from ACTC with an associates degree in science and art.
Evan has attended Holy Family Schools from the 1st Grade. When asked what made the school special she responded immediately, “At Holy Family you are not just a student…you matter…you are not just a number to mark off attendance…you are family.” Evan continued, “You get to know the teachers and they become a part of your family. From 6th grade through the college part of the program I had the same math teacher. We get to form connections or bonds with them.”
As she talked about the teachers, Evan smile and mentioned about a teacher special to all the students, Mr. Worthington, or Mr. W. as she referred to him. “Mr. W. is so amazing. I look up to him so much and consider him a part of my family. Each year the radio station would have nominations for teacher of the year. We nominated him so many times that they finally told us we couldn’t nominate him anymore because he has won so many times.”
Evan was a member of the Yearbook Club and for a while the Chess Club. She also played on the South Point High School soccer team for 2 years because Holy Family did not have a soccer team. She participated in an all-star cheer program, but her real love was dance. “I have danced my whole life at the Elite Performance Academy in Huntington.”
Evan’s mom, Kim says watching her grow up has been interesting. “She keeps me on the go. I love to watch her dance and I’m so proud of all she has accomplished. She is very driven and I never have to ask if she has her assignments completed.”
When asked if she had one memory from school that would be with her throughout life she said, “I will always remember my first day at ACTC. We were only 8th graders. I wore my khaki skirt, khaki shorts and button up polo. I can remember walking to class, very young, just 14 years old, surrounded by all these older individuals and feeling so very proud and accomplished that we were able to experience that.”
Evan will attend Marshall University this fall and plans on becoming a mid-wife. “I am very passionate about women’s health. I believe it is a very unrecognized field and one that is often overlooked. By become a midwife, I’ll be able to work closely with women in what some say is the most important time in a woman’s life… giving birth to their children. I think birth is a miracle and such a wonderful thing. I want to be a part of their journey. My mom still talks about her midwife, how much she loved her and how helpful she was to her. I would love for people to think of me in that way.”
We wish Evan all the best in the future and she continues her education and reaches for her dreams.