37 Manhattan High School Virtual Academy graduates participated in graduation ceremonies on June 5. Graduation exercises were held in Manhattan High School Auditorium beginning at 2:30 pm.
Brooke Blanck, Program Director, welcomed those who were in attendance. She recognized Superintendent Dr. Robert Shannon, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Carol Adams, and School Board Members of Manhattan-Ogden 383 Leah Filter and Pat Hudgins. Dr Shannon delivered the keynote address as he explored the continuing changes in today’s world.
Tyler Tomlinson of Lawrence and Timber Allenbrand of Paola, were introduced for their stellar academic distinction in the MVA class of 2016. Both Tomlinson and Allenbrand delivered addresses to their classmates, families and friends in attendance.
The Class of 2016 was presented to Dr. Shannon, Filter, and Hudgins as they filed across the stage and received their diplomas from members of the MVA faculty. To close, Lyssa Mckee, MVA graduate with academic distinction, delivered the farewell to the class.
Congratulations to the 2016 Manhattan Virtual Academy Graduates: Kayla Allen, Manhattan; Timber Allenbrand, Paola, academic distinction and Board of Regents Scholar; Jessica Barth, Topeka, academic excellence; Natalie Bell, Wichita; Daniel Durkes, Eskridge; Devin Edwards, Overland Park; Katelyn Fraley, Wichita, Board of Regents Scholar; Kayleigh Jones, Manhattan; Ashley Karleskint, Park City; Kathryn Kauffman-Baker, Manhattan, academic distinction and Board of Regents Scholar; Landon Koehn, Salina; Miranda Long, Osage City; Kayla-Rose Marienau, Manhattan, academic excellence; Lyssa McKee, Augusta, academic distinction and Board of Regents Scholar; Lakota Melgoza, Gove; Kianna Mills, Junction City; Austin Moore, Atchison; Jonathan Moore, Ozawkie, academic excellence and Board of Regents Scholar; Luke Moore, Ozawkie, academic excellence; Valerie Nightingale, Galva, academic distinction; Brianna Richter, Leonardville, academic excellence; Parker Ryan, Wamego; Will Schmidt, Manhattan; Mikaela Sellers, Ogden; Matthew Shaklee, Madison; Zachary Snider, White City; Ashton Spears, Osawatomie; Dylan St. Jean, Shawnee, academic excellence; Samantha Stark, Kansas City; Tyler Tomlinson, Lawrence, academic distinction and Board of Regents Scholar; Nicholas Topping, Leawood; Amanda Vestweber, Manhattan, academic excellence and Board of Regents Scholar; Grant Wagner, Manhattan; Pandora Wecker, Marysville; Alex Zink, Atchison, academic distinction and Board of Regents Scholar; Ashley Zink, Atchison, academic distinction and Board of Regents Scholar.