Graduate from Williams County Ready to Move on to Next Chapter
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 10:04am
West Unity, OH
By: Sheila McCrea
More than 300 graduating seniors received their high school diplomas this weekend as members of the Ohio Connections Academy Class of 2018. On Saturday, as many as 220 graduating seniors traveled to Columbus from more than 60 Ohio counties to participate in the online charter school’s traditional commencement ceremony in Battelle Hall at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Emily Coleman of West Unity was among those who graduated with Ohio Connections Academy’s Class of 2018.
Among the OCA graduates to be honored during the commencement ceremony were 2018 Co-Valedictorians Christiana Hess of Heath (Licking County) and Sarah Robinson of Massillon (Stark County).
The Class of 2018 is the tenth graduating class for the state’s leading provider of tuition-free virtual education for students in grades K–12. Twenty of the graduates were members of the National Honor Society while more than 100 graduated with honors (3.5 GPA or better).
Overall the Class of 2018 has received more than $1.7 million in college scholarships and awards.