Tabohra Ler, a 2019 graduate of Bryan Adams High School, just received her associate’s degree from Dallas Baptist University, where she studied nursing. And soon, she will be going to Baylor University to get her bachelor’s degree.
If her name sounds familiar to you, it’s because we wrote about her when she was a senior in our neighborhood.
Ler was born in Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border. His family fled Myanmar to escape a military junta called The Generals and settle in Thailand. They lived in the refugee camp until 2007 when they immigrated to the United States.
As a student, Ler had difficulty reading and writing, and in the fourth grade, her teacher retained her.
“I was devastated because I was leaving all the friends I had known since second year,” she told The Advocate in 2019. “It was embarrassing. I felt like I had failed. But it made me work harder.
This is what she did. By the time she was senior to Bryan Adams, she was a second team volleyball player and swim team manager. She has also been involved in Destination Imagination, National Honor Society, directory and student council.
During his graduation from DBU, Ler took a photo with ISD Dallas administrator Dan Micciche.
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