2021 Graduation in the Works!

After a year of pushing back graduation, holding small family ceremonies, and staff not fully getting to celebrate with our students their academic accomplishments, New Horizons Academy (NHA) is so pleased and proud to announce that its 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the new Career Center, located at 854 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, OH 43567. All graduates are asked to arrive by noon.

To be able to celebrate this year with our graduates, NHA must comply with Governor Mike DeWine’s, the Ohio Department of Health’s, and the Ohio Department of Education’s COVID guidelines. All participants, their families, guests, and staff will be asked to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols, including all attendees wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, and sitting with their family or classroom group. These plans are subject to change dependent upon state and local health guidelines.

Among our 2021 graduating seniors are Valedictorian Eli Travis Warncke and Salutatorian Ezekiel David Beck.

Eli is the son of Todd and Amy Warncke. Pettisville Local Schools is his home school district. He is graduating with a 4.0 GPA, having participated in College Credit Plus (CCP) classes through both Northwest State Community College and Cedarville University. Eli was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend Cedarville in the fall, studying prepharmacy.

Ezekiel (Zeke) Beck is the son of Tucker Beck and Ashley Estrada. His home school district is Archbold Area Local Schools. Zeke is graduating with a 3.38 GPA, and he is planning on attending the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in its automotive technology program.

Three students from the Wauseon Exempted Village School District will also be graduating this year from NHA. They include Konner Light, Shalian McCarley, and Chloe Runke. Konner will be looking for a summer job while Shalian and Chloe will be returning to work part-time in our new Special Grounds Coffee Shop.

Due to COVID delaying vocational and work placements, several of our seniors will be deferring graduation and are electing to return for another year at NHA’s Career Center. Students may stay at NHA through their 21st birthday.

Congratulations to all of our graduates! We truly wish you the best, and we hope that everyone, who is available, will come out on Sunday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate their accomplishments with us.

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