When 2020 began, we did not know that we would not be sharing time with our graduates as they neared their graduation from Tyrone Area High School for this iconic year, 2020. What we do know is that Grace LeGars and Tyler Beckwith have been a huge blessing to our church. Over the years, Grace and Tyler have been willing to contribute their time and talents in such a gracious, respectful and loving manner. When we are all able to gather again in our church home, we will honor them properly on their graduation from high school.
But for now, we just wanted to share with you their senior pictures and we thought we’d try to find a little more about them and their lives outside of their experience here at the church. After some digging on the school’s website, we found some great articles about each of these young people. Here is a small part of what we learned to pass on to you.
Grace LeGars will be going to Penn State Altoona campus to begin her studies to become a meteorologist. Grace was enrolled in honors classes since elementary school and had become especially interested in weather during her studies in her Earth and Science class. Grace was recognized for a story in the school newspaper that focused on weather related issues. She was involved with National Honors Society, Ski Club and cheerleading to name a few of interests. Here at our church, Grace could always be counted on to help with the nursery, as a “Stars” usher and has blessed us with her talents singing in any little production our church put on, most notably this year’s Christmas Eve service. Grace was always willing to help in any way she was asked by us.
Tyler Beckwith will be attending St. Francis and majoring in history. Tyler has been in scouts since 2007 and had earned 74 of the 137 possible merit badges and was still working on earning more. The badges not only led him to learn many things along the way in outdoor survival, knowing resources in the wilderness, but also things like American heritage and game design. Tyler earned the rank of Eagle Scout at 16 by doing his project at Camp Anderson. He constructed a “Gaga-ball” pit for the enjoyment of camp attenders. Tyler was also a member of the tennis and golf teams at TAHS, a member of POPS Extension and the drama club, and vice president of his senior class. We have enjoyed having Tyler as a member here in the church. He helped run the sound board when needed and has also blessed us with his musical talents over the years as well as helping with other programs.
We have enjoyed both of these young people in our midst. We have enjoyed their smiles and look forward to sharing in their future endeavors. We pray that all will be well with them and that we will continue to be a part of their lives.
Keep them in your prayers.