Rockwood's Individualized Learning Center (ILC), the school district’s alternative high school, held its spring completion ceremonies in the parking lots of the four high schools May 20-21.
Several teachers, friends and families came out to congratulate the students. While socially distanced, they took photos with the graduates, who donned their caps and gowns.
“We got our certificate of completion, a rose and a yard sign,” said Kiley Race. “It’s great to come up to Eureka High School and say goodbye to everybody.”
“It’s exhilarating to be at the end of my high school journey and begin a new one,” said Ryan Mielke, whose home school is Rockwood Summit.
ILC Coordinator Ayo Alfred said 34 students graduated from the program this school year.
“I am always proud of my students when they graduate because each of them has conquered obstacles that are beyond their control,” said Alfred. “Graduation is victory for them and their families. It's the most wonderful time of the year.”
“I would like to thank our ILC families and staff this year,” added Alfred. “Special thanks to everyone for the unwavering support for our children.”
Alfred’s message to students: "You can make it through anything, and only you can stop you."