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The North Country Charter Academy transformed Mikey Sams: “I actually started enjoying school! I realized that knowledge was a powerful thing.”

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Mikey Sams now, giving his NCCA graduation speech

Mikey Sams arrived at NCCA an alienated child just waiting to drop out.  He became a man and credits NCCA and its faculty with the transformation.  This is the fourth of our posts on Sunday’s NCCA graduation speeches. (more…)

Graduating senior Ashley Prince-Miles: “The North Country Charter Academy is a great alternative school for people who need a second chance.”

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Ashley Prince-Miles giving her NCCA graduation address

Ashley Prince-Miles gave this graduation speech, the fourth in our series of posts from the North Country Charter Academy graduation Sunday. (more…)

North Country Charter graduate Lorriane Morales: “NCCA provided an alternative. I’ll be graduating a year early.”

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Lorraine Morales giving her NCCA graduation speach

This is the third in a series of posts from the North Country Charter Academy graduation Sunday.  Here is Lorraine Morales’ powerful statement about her young life in a tailspin until she found NCCA: (more…)

Sherri Kilgour, North Country Charter Academy mom: “I began seeing a difference in her. She had confidence and would talk about ‘when she graduates.'”

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Sherri Kilgour speaking at her daughter Tiana’s graduation from NCCA

This is the second in a series of posts on the inspiring speeches students and a parent gave at the North Country Charter Academy graduation Sunday.

This is mom Sherri Kilgour: (more…)

North Country Charter graduate Sonseehray Flores: “Thank you for helping me find within me the courage to continue”

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Sonseehray Flores delivering her NCCA graduation address

The North Country Charter Academy held its 2014 graduation ceremony for some 35 vibrant students last Sunday at the Mt. Washington Hotel.  In place of a valedictorian, NCCA featured a parent and five students telling their stories.  The next several posts will be those speeches, written entirely by the speakers. (more…)