The high school years are some of the most formative years of our lives. This is the time when independent thinking begins, useful life lessons are learned, and lasting friendships are made. For 14 Anthem teens, these years will also be a time when they were members of an elite group: Anthem Preparatory Academy’s first senior class.
Dominic Clark, Ray Hoffman, Tabatha Lothes, Kaitlyn Males, Snehit Mikkilineni, Samantha Naughton, Jazmin Neira, Connor Paxton, Morgan Rone, Jennifer Shibata, Keaghan Symmonds, Conor Timmerman, Megan Villandre and Isabella Villanueva all earned their high school diplomas May 30 from the public charter academy and became the school’s first graduating class. For the administration and faculty, the commencement was triumphant. For the students, it was a privilege.
“It’s definitely an honor to be part of the first graduating class,” says Connor Paxton. “We’ve had a unique experience than the other classes have.”
Says fellow graduate...