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North Star Celebrates 41 Graduates

The North Star School held its first Senior Celebration at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3. 

Fifteen students became the first to complete their educational program at The North Star School’s new location. The students will ultimately graduate on June 16 or 17 from their respective home high schools, but completed their coursework at The North Star School.

Principal Stacie Ahrens-Mininberg led the Pledge of Allegiance and presented a welcome address. 

Ahrens-Mininberg said, “This is the first class finishing through the academic program at The North Star School. They made it through the pandemic and were resilient in choosing a path forward to success and their high school diploma. We wish them all the best.”

Superintendent Scott Ziegler delivered brief remarks. “You realized that not completing your high school education was not an option and sought out an alternative that worked for you,” Ziegler said, “In an increasingly customized world where we have finally realized that one size does not fit all – especially where education is concerned – you might have already experienced what the future of education will look like.”

Assistant Principal Jason Allison introduced student speaker Max Gifford. Allison joined School Counseling Director David Royhab and School Counselor Kandice Latimore for the senior recognition. Graduating seniors then signed the senior wall before Ahrens-Miniberg closed the event.

School Board Chair Jeff Morse (Dulles District) and School Board members Tom Marshall (Leesburg District) and Ian Serotkin (Blue Ridge District) attended the ceremony.

Published June 7, 2022