Forest Park Academy exceeds 1,000 graduates
Posted on 06/01/2017
Four Forest Park Academy students posing together, wearing their gaps and gownsForest Park Academy was born nine years ago.  The original mission was to help students who had or were in danger of dropping out.  Over the years, the program has evolved.  Today, Forest Park Academy is a cutting-edge, non-tradition learning environment that provides the opportunity for students to receive a high school diploma.

On May 31st, Forest Park Academy marked its 1,000 graduate.  The special ceremony at the Jefferson Center the stage was aligned with shiny balloons that spelled 1,000.  Bobby Cash was the 1,000 graduate.  When his name was called, the song "Celebrate" played on the loud speakers.  Superintendent Bishop and Mayor Sherman Lea presented Cash his diploma. 

During the ceremony, Program Director Eric Anderson honored Dan Hale.  He was instrumental in creating and supporting Forest Park Academy nine years ago.  Mr. Hale received a special plaque. 

Congratulations Mr. Anderson, the staff, and students on this major milestone. 

Forest Park graduate smiling in her cap and gownBalloons that spell out 1,000Eric Anderson speaking from the podiumThe 1,000 graduate posing with Dr. Bishop and Mayor LeaA Forest Park graduate shaking the hand of a school board memberDan Hale receiving his plaque from Mr. Anderson
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