2016 SCLA Seniors
Front Row: Michaela Dyer (Tri-City); Devin Krout (Tri-City); Gage Hunt (Riverton); Eric Nyilas (Rochester); Skyler Blisse (Tri-City).
Middle row: Rachel Balder (New Berlin); Caitlin Duncan (Glenwood); Savana Suter (Riverton); Chianne Neal (Riverton); Rakquel Hurley Hayes (Glenwood); Lindsey Hill (Rochester); Zach Stokes (Glenwood)
Back Row: Iain Haynes (Glenwood); Lauren Hatchett (Rochester); Quinton Parnell (New Berlin); Austin Kane (New Berlin); Ethan Wooldridge (New Berlin); James Wright (Tri-City); Bailey Spencer (Riverton); Christian Saathoff (Pleasant Plains); Brennan Fry (Riverton); Jordan Luttrell (New Berlin); Destiny Moore (New Berlin); Richard Reimers (Glenwood); Collin Burger (Auburn);
Not shown: Narketa Pickett, Glenwood; Michael Stewart, Pawnee; Lerin Hughes, Riverton
The SCLA program was established in 1994 and just celebrated the 20th Annual Student Recognition Assembly. The purpose of the program was to provide an alternate opportunity for students who attend one of the 9 county schools in Sangamon County and were at-risk of dropping out of high school. SCLA provides a smaller learning environment and the opportunity for credit-recovery in order meet graduation requirements of their home school district.
For some, this was a long and hard-fought road. And many of them admitted that they did not think they were going to make it. But today, their hard work and perseverance paid off. The Senior Class of 2016 celebrated their accomplishments with friends and family members. SCLA had 28 students in the graduating class of 2016.
We are so proud of their hard work and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
The pillars and rocks of any good education program are the teachers. The teachers of the Sangamon County Learning Academy (SCLA) are just that.
ROE #51 would like to pay tribute to a group of educators who have come together to make this program successful.
Mary Paine, Barb Dickman, John Grigiluinas, Deb Eaton, and Mike Rigoni have more than 80 years of teaching experience among them. Without these five amazing teachers, the SCLA program would not be the success that it is today.
The SCLA teachers have laughed with, cried with, and, most importantly, motivated the students to believe in themselves and in being successful. The support of these amazing educators has helped 28 students to graduate this year.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the students, families, and community members of Sangamon County.
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