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First class graduates from Granville Academy

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STEM “You have got this,” Alisa McLean said Saturday during her commencement address to the six students who became the first ever graduates from Granville Academy.

In her speech, McLean thanked the Board of Education for allowing the academy to adopt an innovative teaching method featuring a blended and flexible learning environment.

McLean thanked parents for being supportive of the program and allowing their children to be part of the first graduating class.

McLean said this was a stepping stone for these students and if they worked a little harder and dreamed a little bigger, the best is yet to come and they should not stop here.

Education is your passport to the future, McLean said, and it is up to each student to take that next step and continue their path toward success.

McLean reiterated, “You have got this.”

Vanessa K. Wrenn, principal of Granville Academy, told the graduates how proud she was of their success. She said the students had helped establish a new way of educating students in Granville County.

The six students were all smiles after turning the tassels, making history as the first graduating class of Granville Academy.