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June Graduation 2016

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June 15, 2016

For more information contact: 937-879-0511
Erik Tritsch, Principal
Fairborn Digital Academy
700 Black Lane
Fairborn, OH 45324

18 Seniors Graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy

On Thursday evening, June 11, 2016, Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students, and friends celebrated the graduation of 18 seniors at the American Legion Hall in Fairborn. FDA performs graduation ceremonies twice per year for students who meet the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma during each semester. The June 2016 graduates of Fairborn Digital Academy are:

Shana Dawn Baker
Makayla Lani Cantrell
Peggy MarieDickerson
Abagail Joan Estep
Dakota Morgen Fugate
Taylor Unique Gibson
Jasmine Marie Hannah
Ethan John Howard
Staci Lynn Jones
David L. Keyes
Reese Allen Lawyer
Kathleen L. Matherson
Austin Tyler Matteoli
Daniel Sylvan Smith
Kurt J. Stewart
Baylie M. Strickland
Jonathan Taylor Tedesco
Darren Alan Michael Wisecup

The Valedictorian of the class of 2016 was Shana Dawn Baker, while Salutatorian honors went to Dakota Morgen Fugate. This event completes the class of 2016 after having 19 graduates in January of this year. We congratulate the success of all of our 2016 graduates.

Fairborn Digital Academy, a public community school, was founded in 2002 by Robert Grimshaw to provide an alternative to traditional high school for students in grades 9 – 12. Students may enroll from within a 50-mile radius. The “online-plus-class time” school setting is ideal for students who, for various reasons, thrive in a smaller, more focused environment. FDA has an innovative take on what some students need to succeed; the latest technology, a smaller, focused setting, individualized instruction plans for students, and tutoring on an as-needed basis.

“Depending on the program that is right for the student, we offer the flexibility that many of our students and their families need to get through high school,” explained Erik Tritsch, Principal of FDA. “A traditional high school setting is not optimum for every student. We make an effort to be aware of individual differences that may make learning and succeeding a challenge, and we address those issues for each student.”

“FDA is a top-rated drop out recovery school in the state due to our ability to help students overcome obstacles. We see the school as an opportunity for struggling – or excelling – students to be successful based on their timetables. Our students are excelling in certain environments that we can provide. It’s all due to the efforts of our students and their coaches,” said Tritsch.

To find out whether Fairborn Digital Academy is right for your student, contact the office at 937-879-0511, or explore the FDA web site at

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