Keiandre Foster reached his goal of graduating from Morris Innovative High School, although he was never sure he would. Now, he wants to reach higher and higher and become a millionaire. When he does, he wants to use his money to pour back into charity work.
"Once I make a lot of money in the future, I'm just going to donate it all to charity so the homeless can get into the shelters," he explained. "Nobody deserves to be without a home or food. Growing up, my family was never on that list of having a home, so I know what it's like to be in that situation."
Keiandre plans to "invest in things nobody else has" to acquire his fortune. As for his career, he will attend technical school to learn the art of welding. Keiandre's family has been welding for generations, and he plans to keep the tradition going.
His family is a big influence in his life, and Keiandre has a special relationship with both his mom and grandma. "They have been there for me through it all," he said.
At Morris, Keiandre described himself as the class clown and said people knew him for his "shoe game." He enjoyed getting to know his teachers, playing football and hanging out with his friends.
English teacher Becky Jewell said that Keiandre came to Morris with the determination to graduate. "He worked hard, had excellent attendance and lived by the MIHS motto, 'Whatever It Takes,'" she said. "I am sure he will accomplish his goals. I will miss seeing his smiling face each day in class!"