WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Agora Cyber Charter School, an accredited, online public charter school for students in Pennsylvania, will honor its graduates during a 2014 ceremony taking place this Thursday, June 19th at 7 p.m. at the Hershey Giant Center. More than 550 students will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.
The ceremony will kick off with remarks from Regan Warren, Valedictorian of the graduating class. A York native and lifelong student at Agora, Regan served as president of the Agora Chapter of the National Honor Society. Regan will attend Grove City College this fall, where she plans to pursue a business management degree with a focus in human resources. A natural leader, Regan intends to spend her life giving back to her community through passionate service projects.
Agora’s Salutatorian is Matthew Ooi, a New Freedom resident who served as the historian of the Agora chapter of the National Honor Society. Upon graduation, Matthew will attend Penn State University in York to study electrical engineering.
“We're incredibly proud of this talented group of graduates," said Sharon Williams, Head of School at Agora. "Agora is a community dedicated to inspiring and preparing students for the highest levels of academic achievement possible. Celebrating the hard work and exciting goals of the class of 2014 is a pleasure for the faculty, teachers and parents who contributed to building our outstanding learning environment.”
Williams is the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Williams is passionate about the Agora community and building a collaborative partnership between teachers and parents, empowering students to emerge as leaders in the digital age.
Several Agora students will be accepting prestigious awards at the ceremony. Among the recognized group is Jumaani Haskins, recipient of the Agora “Shining Star” Award. A standout senior, Jumaani was inducted into the Agora chapter of the National Honor Society during his sophomore year of high school. Jumaani contributes his academic success to perseverance and endless support from teachers, counselors, coaches and staff at Agora, and upon graduation he will attend Arcadia University to study cultural anthropology.
While the accomplishment of a high school diploma is an achievement in itself, the vast majority of students from the Agora Cyber Charter School Class of 2014 have elected to continue their studies at a higher level, including post-secondary colleges, advanced training and the military. Some of the colleges accepting this year's graduating class include Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University and Philadelphia University.
Agora Cyber Charter School is a tuition-free online public school open to students statewide in grades K-12. To help raise awareness of the program, Agora hosts a variety of free events in communities across the state, as well as online information sessions. At upcoming events, families are welcome to speak with school representatives about how students are succeeding at Agora.
Families can find more information on upcoming events and how to enroll by visiting: www.k12.com/agora.
About Agora Cyber Charter School
Agora Cyber Charter School (Agora) is a full-time, state-accredited, public cyber school serving students in grades K through 12. As a public cyber school, Agora is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about Agora, visit www.K12.com/Agora.
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