Austinburg, OH – On Saturday, May 28, 2016, thirty-six young men proudly graduated from Grand River Academy. Once again this school year, GRA’s graduates have continued the tradition of 100% college placement, having been accepted to educational institutions across the country, with over $730,000 being offered in college scholarships.
The GRA Class of 2016 also boasts five students who were awarded with diplomas of distinction. As part of Grand River Academy’s Focused Academic Curriculum, these students immersed themselves in classes of a specific concentration for the opportunity to experience their anticipated college major. This year’s diplomas of distinction included Mathematics, Humanities, Fine Arts, Sciences, and Media & Technology.
Mr. Tim Green, Executive Director for Sheldon Calvary Camp, provided this year’s commencement address. Sharing personal stories reflecting the importance of integrity, leadership, and success, Mr. Green encouraged the Class of 2016 to go forth and continue to develop positive relationships and to always “look for the best in others and you will often find the best in yourself.”
Headmaster Tim Viands shares, “The GRA Class of 2016 exemplifies the strides and accomplishments a young man can make when in an individualized, educational atmosphere with supportive and innovative faculty members and teaching methods. I am pleased that the tradition of 100% college placement continues and that our students are taking advantage of the opportunities our Focused Academic Curriculum provides in preparing for their collegiate future.”