Congratulations, 2021 charter school graduates!

By July 8, 2021 News

Congratulations, 2021 charter school graduates!

In recognition of graduates’ achievements, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools compiled stories from 16 seniors nationwide. Recently, the Alliance featured the stories through its #CharterGrads social media campaign. Check out the student stories here.

Highlighting a NC charter school graduate

One featured student, Madison Lawson, graduated from a North Carolina charter school. Madison attended Millenium Charter Academy in Mt. Airy, NC. Congratulations, Madison!

A recipient of the prestigious Goodnight Scholarship, Madison is headed to NC State University in the fall. She’ll be part of NC State’s horticulture program and hopes to pursue a career focusing on genetic engineering.

Madison attended Millenium Charter from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. In a video interview with the Alliance, Madison reflects on what stands out to her about attending a public charter school:

“Being in a charter school gives you a lot more freedom than being in a traditional public school would, because they’re able to do a little more than public school guidelines would allow.”

Watch the full video interview with Madison here.