“Three Things” with Peterson at the Lighthouse

Peterson, who just completed 8th grade, devotes lots of time to his studies and especially enjoys working with Jean, the tutor for the Lighthouse. Peterson takes all he has learned and passes it along, helping classmates with their homework. He embraces his responsibility to take care of others, content as long as those he cares about are happy.

In honor of his 15th birthday, here are “3 things” with Peterson:

What are 3 things you are especially good at?

Soccer, biology and algebra.

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

I was named “boy of the month” at the Lighthouse for my attitude. I make good grades in school. Tutor Jean always congratulates me on my homework.

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

They told me I wouldn’t pass in 3rd grade, and I did. I made a soccer goal in a match just like Cristiano Ronaldo. I learned how to make an egg sandwich.

Peterson will start 9th grade this fall.

What are 3 ways you have helped someone?

I help others with their homework, I carry groceries, and I help Mama Odette cook on Sundays.

What are 3 things that make you unique?

I always pass in school, I always behave myself, and I’m very intelligent.

What 3 things do you value most?

School, church, and soccer.

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

When I tell jokes, when I do well in school, and when I’m playing with other kids at school.

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.