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COLUMBUS – Lestat Wade of Mansfield was recently named one of Ohio Connections Academy’s (OCA) Star Students for the month of November in recognition of his academic achievements and leadership.

Lestat, a junior at the statewide online public charter school, was nominated by his teacher Ms. Linn in recognition of the positive attitude towards school which serves as a positive example for his classmates to follow. As a Star Student, Lestat will be presented a certificate recognizing his achievement and be profiled in Ohio Connections Academy’s student newsletter and on the school’s website.

“OCA is more structured than what most kids are doing in their distance learning. I also have more access to my lessons and teachers,” Lestat said. “OCA helps by keeping me on track for graduation.”

Lestat has been attending Ohio Connections Academy since 2018. He previously attending another online school and wanted to remain in a virtual learning environment because he prefers the schedule flexibility that the students are afforded. According to Lestat, getting familiar with the OCA platform still took some time.

“The faculty, staff and members of the board at Ohio Connections Academy are proud to recognize students like Lestat and the commitment they demonstrate to our school and their community,” said OCA Superintendent Marie Hanna. “Each of our Star Students is a leader in the classroom and demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to learning – they truly deserve this recognition.”

Ohio Connections Academy is a tuition free, fully-online, public school that students in grades K-12 attend from home. OCA delivers high-quality, personalized education for students that combines certified teachers, a proven curriculum, as well as technology tools, and community experiences — online and in person — to create a supportive environment for children who want an individualized approach to education. More information about Ohio Connections Academy is available at www.OhioConnectionsAcademy.com or by calling 1-800-382-6010.

About Ohio Connections Academy

Ohio Connections Academy (OCA) is a tuition-free, K-12 public eSchool that provides a fully accredited, high-quality and highly accountable virtual education experience for approximately 5,000 students from all over Ohio. OCA combines Ohio-certified teachers and a rigorous, individualized curriculum designed by national education experts and customized to meet the specific standards set by the Ohio Department of Education. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit www.OhioConnectionsAcademy.com.


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