Ashley Prince-Miles gave this graduation speech, the fourth in our series of posts from the North Country Charter Academy graduation Sunday.
When I first started high school I realized that there were a lot of cliques, you have the nerds, jocks, geeks, Goths, and a group of people who didn’t care. I didn’t belong to a clique; I was that person who was friends with anyone as long as they had respect for others.I couldn't concentrate on school and the only class that made any sense was math.
When I was enrolled at Groveton High School, the school was not a bad school; it was the environment around me. I couldn’t concentrate on school and the only class that made any sense was math. My plan was to drop out when I turned 18, and then I realized if I dropped out of school I would have nothing in my future.I had my meeting with the staff at NCCA; two days later I started school here.
I remembered that one of my friends was previously enrolled in the Charter Academy. I did some research and went to talk to my mom about my decision. The next day we were in the principal’ s office seeing what could be done. Within a few days, I had my meeting with the staff at NCCA; two days later I started school here.The North Country Charter Academy is a great alternative school for people who need a second chance.
The North Country Charter Academy is a great alternative school for people who need a second chance. I am very grateful for the second chance I got because now I have a bright future. I want to thank Mrs. Lavoie for giving me a chance and my teachers for encouraging and helping me to receive my diploma.
I also wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of this without my family and close friends, but especially my mom; she attended every meeting and fought for me to get referred and enrolled at NCCA. I have no idea what I would do or where I would be without my mom.
Congratulations to us, the class of 2014 ! ! ! I wish you all the best with your futures!!!