By Conway Jones
Four years ago, Paul Haymon graduated from McClymonds High School in Oakland. This year, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with two degrees and a grade point average of 3.8.
That’s not all to this story however. He was the recipient of a $6000 scholarship when he started at Berkeley, a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Oakland.
Haymon graduated from UC Berkeley in four years with two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Art Practice and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies.
Joe Debro, a Kiwanian, says,” Paul Haymon epitomizes the type of high school student we are looking to support with our (Kiwanis) scholarship funds – bright, aggressive, and determined.”
Haymon currently serves as a Minister at God’s Church in Christ Jesus, in Oakland. His life goal is to spread the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through art, film, and the spoken word.
He currently works as a Team Leader at the university Calling Center in Berkeley. He supervises students who raise funds for UC Berkeley. He has personally raised over $250,000 to date for the campus.
Haymon attributes his success to the mercy and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He says, “I try to live by Jesus’ statement that ‘Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.’ Also, I really appreciate the prayers and love of my family and friends. I thank Jesus for surrounding me with such inspiring people.”