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January 26, 2018

TRECA student is taking big steps and reaching goals!

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Andrew Panik, twelfth grader at TRECA Digital Academy, continues to reach for the stars! In this case, a life dedicated to the prestigious stars and stripes of the United States Military.

After years of hard work, he is finally steps away from his goal of being accepted into the United States Naval Academy– and ultimately reaching his goal of becoming an officer of the United States Marine Corps. Coming from a military background, this has been a life-long goal of Andrew's. Even his dog is named Lieutenant! And while receiving acceptance into the US Naval Academy may be his ultimate goal, he has been honored with various military nominations. With additional nominations to the United States Military Academy of West Point and the United States Air Force Academy, he is a man with a plan! Or three!

It would be an understatement to say it's "challenging" to enter the US Naval Academy. Candidates must receive a nomination from sources such as congressmen, senators, or the Vice President. Recently, Andrew received two letters of nominations. One was from Ohio 4th District Congressman Jim Jordan, and one was from United States Senator Sherrod Brown. But Andrew's hard work can't stop there!

The US Naval Academy only accepts 9% of candidates, so many other components will play into their final decision. Andrew has stated that his academics and community involvement will be a major contributor! He has shared that this was all made possible by the flexibility offered by online schooling. "TRECA and its staff have been a tremendous help in getting me this far." said Andrew.
We are proud and honored to support him through this process! We have the highest hopes that Andrew will be accepted. Good luck, Andrew!

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December 04, 2017

TRECA student is headed to iPOP! to pursue acting dreams!

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Aidan Rogers, 7th grader at TRECA Digital Academy, has been selected to audition at the International Presentation of Performers (iPOP!). It’s the largest single event where hundreds of scouts, agents, coaches, and managers are looking for talent! Aspiring performers from over 30 countries come together to train with industry experts and audition in front of professionals.

Aidan’s journey started two months ago when he saw an ad to audition for an acting and modeling workshop in Columbus. Aidan said he’s always been very shy, but always had a secret dream of acting. He said his mom was completely shocked that he wanted to audition!

There were 300 kids at the audition and 25 were selected to participate in the workshop. Aidan made the cut! He received coaching in auditioning techniques, monologues, improv, acting principles, and more. Much of the content was delivered from big Hollywood names including Robert Vito from Spy Kids and famous director and acting coach, Julian Georgeo.

After the workshop, Aidan was personally selected by Julian Georgeo to attend iPOP! in January 2018 in Las Vegas! He is beyond excited about the possibilities! He is hoping to be selected for a commercial, magazine, or even a TV show.

Aidan says he will always continue to meet his goals, maintain honor roll at school, and encourage others to reach for their dreams. We’re so excited that you found your path, Aidan! We will all be rooting for you. Break a leg!

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October 13, 2017

Student makes trip to Texas to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Frank Crotinger, 10th grader at TRECA Digital Academy, recently made a trip to Houston, Texas with his church to help victims of hurricane Harvey. When they arrived, they could immediately see the destruction. There were piles of drywall, cabinets, bathroom sinks, toilets, and furniture sitting on the curb of every house. They quickly went to work moving all the bad furniture to the curb, removing drywall, and treating the mold. Frank shared, “In many ways the clean-up is worse than the hurricane itself, and the hurricane victims could still use a lot of help! They’ve never been put in a situation like this before and it requires a lot of time and money.” He admitted that the trip was a lot of hard work, but by the end, he was really glad he went.

Thank you for sharing your trip with us Frank! It sounds like you made a big difference in the lives of many!

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October 10, 2017

Several TRECA students are top readers in myON Summer Reading Challenge

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This summer, TRECA Digital Academy students had the opportunity to participate in a national reading contest through myON. myON is a personalized reading program that provides students access to more than 5,700 digital books. There were over 100 schools enrolled in the myON Summer Reading Challenge and over 37,000 students participated. TRECA had several students participate and we even had four students place in the top 20!

We’d like to congratulate our top elementary, middle, and high school readers!

  • Elementary: Morgan Sieber - 5th grade 
  • Middle School: Ryan Goodwin - 8th grade 
  • High School: Kayleigh Nibert - 9th grade

We’d also like to congratulate our four students that placed in the top 20 of 37,000 students in the contest!

  • Morgan Sieber, G5 - 6th place
  • Ryan Goodwin, G8 - 17th place
  • River Lower, G3 - 18th place
  • Rebecca Huffman, G4 - 19th place

Congratulations TRECA readers! Keep up the great work!

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September 20, 2017

Student earns associate degree during her junior year with TRECA!

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Jessica Poiry is a returning student in her senior year with TRECA. She discovered the College Credit Plus program her freshman year. It was with the help of TRECA, her counselor, and admissions at Owens Community College that she was able to obtain her General Associate of Arts at the end of her junior year with TRECA. She is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree through BGSU in conjunction with TRECA’s College Credit Plus, all while still studying to earn her high school diploma! Jessica explored other high schools to enroll in while working toward college degrees, and she found that TRECA was the most organized and efficient. She also found that she would be able to complete more semester hours while attending TRECA than any of the other high schools she was considering. Jessica plans to complete her bachelor’s in pre-law at BGSU and hopes to go on to study law in Indiana. Way to go Jessica!

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