“Three Things” with Anne Marie at the Lighthouse

Anne Marie, who turned 16 in October, has lived at the Lighthouse since 2012. She is expressive, passionate, and full of joy. Gifted with a beautiful voice and remarkable stage presence, Anne Marie spends many afternoons on the Lighthouse veranda practicing songs for upcoming performances at church or school. Here are “3 things” with our songbird, Anne Marie:

What are 3 things you are especially good at?

I am good at singing, math, and cleaning.

What are 3 compliments you’ve received in your life?

I know how to sing, I am welcoming, and I do good work at school.

What are 3 difficulties you’ve overcome in your life?

When I came in second in a singing competition, when I was among the 10 finalists in the “Miss Shekinah” challenge at school, and when I interpreted 2 songs for the gala on December 24 at Victory Bible Church.

Anne Marie sings at Victory Bible Church

What are 3 ways you have helped someone?

I help students with their math homework. When my friends are sick, I support them. I iron clothes for the younger boys at the Lighthouse.

What are 3 things that make you unique?

I am nice, affectionate, and caring.

What 3 things do you value most?

Singing, school and church.

What are 3 times you’ve made other people happy?

One day Mama Odette fell and I ran to get help for her. That made her happy. I helped a friend who had a problem with materials for school. I held a baby for a woman at church so she could sing, and that made her happy.

Scindie St Fleur served as a counselor at the Lighthouse Children’s Home and Grace Emmanuel School from 2014-2020. She currently works as a psychologist at LifeSong for Orphans, where, in addition to providing mental health services, she oversees an academy program that teaches children with motor, physical, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities.