On Saturday, eight graduates celebrated their graduation from Bachman Academy. However, these are no ordinary high school graduates. Although intelligent, each of these students has struggled greatly to achieve this milestone. These graduates have been diagnosed with one or more learning disabilities that have made the process of learning more difficult than it is for the average student.
With personalized instruction designed to draw upon their academic strengths, these graduates have been able to gain the skills that can lead them to success in their chosen fields. Most plan to attend college, and will pursue degrees in fine art, international relations, education, zoology, digital media design, and dentistry. One graduate also plans to join the military.
The Bachman Academy graduating class of 2013 is: Grace Beasley, Nebraska; Ben Feingold, Chattanooga; Nick Feingold, Chattanooga; Dana Hoppe, Apison; Holly Lange, Chattanooga; Matthew Lawless II, Chattanooga; Alex Ward, Florida; and Obiora Okonwo, Nigeria.