Kara (Baker) Nelson Class of 2008, graduated one year early after accelerating her program of study through our individually-based A.C.E. program. She spent her high school summers at Word of Life in Hudson, FL, as a Summer Training Corp volunteer and, upon graduating, went on to attend Word of Life Bible Institute in 2009. She then pursued a career in cosmetology, during which time she developed a great talent and found monetary success, but felt called to pursue more ministry. Her experience with the refugee ministry in Tampa, FL, as part of Watermark Church nurtured that calling even more. She served on a missions trip to Haiti in 2016 and began to seek God for His direction in the area of more full-time ministry/missions. Following a summer missions trip to France during which Kara developed a dear friendship with Bryan Nelson, a former WOL graduate and missionary, the two married and now reside in France as Word of Life missionaries.
Dale Crawford, Class of 2012, was active in Temple's sports program in both Basketball and Flag Football. He graduated from our individually-based A.C.E. program after having attended TCS for 12 years. Dale joined the Navy in 2013 and was given an all-inclusive selection on his field of training due to his high ASFAB scores. He was given a high security clearance detail upon joining. He has trained in Cryptology, Navy Information Operations. Reporting and Analysis, and Cryptologic Equipment. Dale qualified as a subject matter expert in Information Dominance Warfare in 2015 and received several medals including Joint Commendation medal, Good Conduct medal, Global War on Terrorism medal, Sharpshooter medal, and the National Defense medal. His commitment to excellence and ability to adapt has allowed Dale to excel in his military career; he joined as E1 and went through the ranks to E5 in just 1 year and 9 months.
He is now entering the pre-commissioning stages for the USS Paul Ignatius DDG 117 to be homeported in Mayport FI by 2019. Dale is one of many TCS graduates to enter into military or civic service. We are proud of each and every one and their commitment to service to our country.
Tyler Hemingway, Class of 2014, demonstrated academic excellence during his entire high school career at TCS. Dual enrollment experiences further developed his love for learning and higher education. After high school graduation, he attended Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina on full scholarship with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. In 2017, Tyler was selected for a highly selective (6 in the nation) summer internship in France, where he discovered an interest in Metal Organic Framework. He has been accepted into the PhD Program of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of the University of South Carolina. His ultimate goal is to work in a laboratory setting as a researcher.