Amherst, NH – The Longview School, a private, adventure-based school providing education and therapeutic services to high school students on its 154-acre campus, recently recognized its 2021 graduates.
Longview director, Nicole MacVane, welcomed the graduates and their families. Former Longview director, Tom Jennings, spoke about the extraordinary accomplishments of both students during their time at Longview.
“Our goal at the Longview School is to help empower students to oversee their own success and overcome obstacles as they prepare for the next step in their life’s journey,” Jennings said. “The last year has brought on its own set of unique challenges that these graduates have had to overcome, but despite every hurdle, they’ve overcome each challenge – in the classroom and beyond – to get to this place today. We couldn’t be prouder of this accomplishment.”
Longview School 2021 Graduate Sean Banks, Derry NH
The graduating class included the following students:
- Sean Banks, Derry
- Cody Shuman, Derry
The Longview School welcomes young people between the ages of 13 and 21 with emotional, behavioral or other educational challenges who have been unsuccessful in prior educational settings. Classes are capped at eight students.
To learn more about admissions at the Longview School, visit RSEC.org/Longview-School.
RSEC Academy High School is proud to announce its graduating class of 2021. The ceremony was held at the school and livestreamed through Facebook and YouTube to continue to allow family and friends far and wide to be able to celebrate as our students take the next momentous steps in their lives.
“Graduation is a time that we can look back to the past while simultaneously looking into the future. Some of our students enter our doors quiet and reserved while other come through our doors loudly. However, they all take that first step coming through our doors,” said Janet Reed, director of the Academy, during her remarks at the ceremony.
She added: “Though they may have come from other places, their stories are all the same. Douglas Adams said, ‘I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.’ I love that quote because I believe you all ended up where you intended to be. You’re all supported by your community and districts. Your parents have pushed and pulled and laughed and cried and ultimately believed that life could be different for you. And, different it is. Each one of you have succeeded from childhood to young adults. As you go onto the next part of your journey, we’ve provided you with tools to help you succeed – and succeed you will. You have proven that you can do it, and I can’t wait to hear what the future holds for you,”
The graduates are as follows:
- Charlie Ward, Bedford
- Luke Gregoire, Litchfield
- Lauren Choiniere, Derry
Photo caption: Pictured left to right are graduates of The RSEC Academy High School in Amherst, NH: Lauren Choinier, Charlie Ward and Luke Gregoire