Valley youths earn diplomas in different ways
June 27, 2012
Austin Gratzer, of North Bend, graduated this spring form Washington Virtual Academies High School, after completing four years of schoolwork. The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center hosted the graduation.
Gratzer, a Running Start student at Bellevue College, will pursue a civil engineering degree from the University of Wyoming starting this fall.
He is the 2012 recipient of the Tanner Electric Scholarship for North Bend.
Marissa Monahan, graduated from North Atlantic Regional High School, a Maine-based private school that allows students to design their own curriculum. Monahan received her diploma in March.
She acquired credits at her own pace through projects worked on at home; participating in field trips in the greater Seattle area; and by the real-life application of business, computer, art and fashion design skills.