Connections Academy celebrates its graduates

The faculty and staff at Ohio Connections Academy were proud to present our graduating seniors their high school diplomas during our sixth annual commencement ceremony in Columbus. As an online public school, our students certainly didn’t reach their high school graduation through the traditional route. Yet it’s important to us and our families that they be honored for their academic achievement with a very traditional ceremony.

Our 2014 graduates came to Ohio Connections from all over the state and for many different reasons they needed a more flexible schedule, a safer, more nurturing environment, a more challenging curriculum or the ability to work at their own pace. What they all have in common is they each took the opportunity to find the academic setting the best suited their needs.

Among our 2014 graduates, more than a dozen achieved National Honor Society status. There is a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program, a recipient of the highest possible score in the ACT, a National Merit Semifinalist, a National Merit Eaton Scholarship Winner and a Winner of the National YoungArts Foundation award. Altogether, the OCA Class of 2014 has received a total amount in scholarships that exceeds $2.8 million.

Whether our graduates go onto college or move into their careers or serve in the military, the staff at Ohio Connections Academy and I offer the Class of 2014 our congratulations and best wishes for whatever challenges lie ahead.

Marie Hanna, superintendent

Ohio Connections Academy

Mason, Ohio