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.