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2018 Graduation list

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June 15, 2018

For more information contact: 937-879-0511

Erik Tritsch, Principal

Fairborn Digital Academy

700 Black Lane
Fairborn, OH 45324

Seniors Graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy

On Thursday evening, June 14, 2018, Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students, and friends celebrated the graduation of 35 seniors at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Fairborn.  FDA holds graduation ceremonies twice per year for students who meet the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma during each semester. The June 2018 graduates of Fairborn Digital Academy are:

Kayla Railynn Branim

Alyssa Manley

Brian Duane Combs, Jr.

Chase James Mason

Emily Rose Coffey

Desirae Gwyn Maynard

Jonathan Lee Cox

Matthew McMahon

Alyssa Malynn Day

Austin Moore

Andrew J. Deal

Elizabeth Carol Ann Moreland

Brandy Diamond

Patrick Moylan

David D. Ellis, Jr.

Patrick I. Murphy

Seirra Francis

Jaqueline Ochoa

Cody Hatter

John Setser

Jordan I. Helfinstine

Sierra Shalynn Sheffield

Maya T. Heredia

Ireti ife Stacy

Laura Hill Alexia

Valentina Stockton

Alison Hinchee

Miaya Orion Suttles

Lance J. Hoffman

Chayse Jordan Throckmorton

Alex Joostberns

Ethan Joshua Vanco

Nicole Anne Lanning

Mahala M. Wilson

Crystel Nicole Love


The Valedictorian of the class of 2018 is Alyssa Manley, while Salutatorian honors went to Chase Mason. This list completes the class of 2018 after having seven graduates in January of this year. We congratulate the success of all of our 2018 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 Fairborn and contiguous school districts. 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 perspective on what some students need to succeed. All the latest technology, a smaller, more focused setting, individualized instruction plans for all 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 own timetables. Our students are excelling in certain environments that we are able to 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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