Match: Little Sister Kennedy and Big Sister Crysany Smith
Match Date: January 27, 2015
High School: Thrival World Academies
Little Sister Kennedy and her Big Sister Crysany Smith have been matched together for 5 years. Kennedy is excited to be graduating high school and is planning to attend Ivy Tech in the fall, following her high school graduation. Kennedy is also a 21st Century Scholar through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, which will help her attend Ivy Tech.
Kennedy is also a recipient of a $2,000 Be Big Scholarship to be used for room/board, textbooks, tuition, and other expenses that may occur during her first year of study. This scholarship was made possible with funding from the Ivy Tech Scholarship Fund. Congratulations, Kennedy!
Mike Lapota, Mentoring Relationship Specialist, shared that Little Sister Kennedy and Big Sister Crysany have been a stand-out match on his caseload. He shared, “They’re a great match. Crysany has always been there for Kennedy through the highs and the lows. They facetime almost daily and are very close. They have a life-long friendship.” Kennedy and Crysany have enjoyed almost every activity together over the years, from hanging out and talking, going shopping, cooking, and meeting and growing relationships with each other’s families. Crysany and Kennedy’s relationship has really extended beyond just a Big and Little, they are family now.