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Wakeman 7th-grader named Ohio Connections Academy star student

• Nov 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM

COLUMBUS — Akira Dockery of Wakeman recently was named one of Ohio Connections Academy’s (OCA) Star Students for the month of November in recognition of her achievements and leadership in the virtual classroom.

Akira, a seventh-grader at the statewide online public charter school, was nominated by her teacher Mr. Stafford for her determination and eagerness to learn. As the Star Student, Akira will be presented a certificate recognizing her achievement and be profiled in Ohio Connections Academy’s student newsletter and on the school’s web site.

Akira’s parents enrolled her in Ohio Connections Academy in 2010 to give her more opportunities and experiences in and outside of school. They believe with OCA they are now more involved int their daughter’s education. Akira said she likes the schedule flexibility that enables her to do more activities like horseback riding and volunteering in the community.

“Through OCA I have met wonderful friends and formed amazing relationships with fantastic teachers,” she said. “Everyone at OCA wants you to do your best and will help you achieve your goals.”

Each month OCA recognizes two students in each of the four grade bands for their achievements in and out of the classroom. 

“The faculty, staff and members of the board at Ohio Connections Academy are proud to recognize students like Akira and the commitment they demonstrate to our school and their community,” said Marie Hanna, OCA Superintendent said. “Each of our Star Students are leaders in the classroom and demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to learning – they truly deserve this recognition.”

Ohio Connections Academy is a free, fully-online virtual public school that students in grades K-12 attend from home. OCA delivers high-quality, personalized education for students that combines certified teachers , a proven curriculum, as well as technology tools, and community experiences—online and in person—to create a supportive environment for children who want an individualized approach to education. More information about Ohio Connections Academy is available at www.OhioConnectionsAcademy.com.

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