Amanda Sheppard
Hello F.B.E. family and friends!!  I am Mrs. Amanda Sheppard and I committed to graduate from Craigmont High School in Memphis, Tennessee.  I participated in our high school marching band where I played flute.  Our band was awesome and we participated in many competitions-we even took a trip to New York City to compete.  I was also apart of the drama club and got to participate in a production called The Final Dragon.  Participating in these activities also meant that I had to study hard and get good grades.   

After high school, I committed to graduate by graduating with honors from Radford University with my Bachelors in Elementary Education.  This was a dream come true for me because I’m legally blind.  It took so much hard work and perseverance to get through all of my classes but I believed in myself and never gave up.  I always reminded myself that anything worth having is worth working hard for.  The greatest day of my life, was when I walked across the floor at graduation and looked to see my parents’ smiling faces.  Not only did I get through school with a disability but I was the first person to graduate from college in my family.

I hope that you will commit to graduate-there’s no better feeling!!