Arizona Virtual Academy Congratulates Class of 2012
GLENDALE, Ariz., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), a statewide online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, honored 132 graduates during its 2012 graduation ceremony.
The ceremony took place at the Glendale Civic Center on May 17. State Rep. Kimberly Lee, the first Asian-American woman to serve in the Arizona State Legislature, delivered this year’s keynote address. AZVA High School Principal Kelly Van Sande also provided the welcoming address and remarks.
“We’re proud to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of each of our graduates,” said Megan Henry, head of school at AZVA. “The graduation ceremony recognizes not only their achievements, but the encouragement and support of their families and teachers.”
The ceremony featured valedictorian Stacie Lebigot of Surprise, who spoke to this year’s graduating class about finding encouragement from within. After graduation, Lebigot is attending Rio Salado Community College in her hometown, where she’ll also continue working as membership coordinator for the Fighter Country Partnership, a nonprofit providing support for families of Luke Air Force Base. After she receives her associate degree, she plans to study communications at a four-year college.
Some of the colleges chosen by this year’s graduating class include:
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Northern Arizona University
West Coast Baptist College
Community Colleges throughout Phoenix valley
AZVA is a full-time, online public charter school authorized by the State of Arizona, serving students in grades K through 12. As part of the Arizona public school system, AZVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about AZVA, visit www.k12.com/azva.
SOURCE Arizona Virtual Academy