Jennifer Connor of The Souderton Independent recently covered an awards ceremony in Telford for Souderton's Vantage Academy, a private alternative school, which allows students that struggle with the public school environment to thrive. The ceremony was held on June 6 at Indian Valley Country Club.
Connor said while the Souderton School District sends a large majority the academy's students, there are also students from Boyertown, Spring-Ford and Upper Perkiomen. This year, according to Connor, there were 85 students at the school. Below is an excerpt from Connor's story about a Spring-Ford area student:
...One graduating senior from Spring-Ford, Sean McCully, attended Vantage Academy from 2009 to 2011, but has since transitioned back to his public high school.
“I never told anyone before but during my first year at Vantage, I tried to kill myself three times,” McCully said.
McCully confidently told the room full of community members and students that he was a severely shy ninth-grader with major social anxiety, so much so that he would shake when people came near him.
“But, this past year, I was the lead in the Spring-Ford musical,” McCully said, garnering laughs from the audience...
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