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The Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center (ALC) held its Celebration of Excellence on Feb. 22. The Celebration of Excellence is held to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of the ALC students, as well as honor the 2018 graduating seniors.
The theme of the celebration was “purpose” which was selected to remind students and staff of their motivations for the hard work that they put in every day.
The Celebration of Excellence also honors student progress that has been made throughout the year. The awards given to students included recognition for academic excellence, attendance, most improved and the 3D Award (Desire, Determination, and Discipline).
Students of Tiger Streak, an ALC Leadership Group, also recognized their teachers with awards.
“Our students decided to award teachers because they feel that many of their accomplishments are due to the commitment and support that the ALC staff provide,” said ALC social worker MacKenzie Laurion. “We have a small staff and they are consistently supportive of our students, no matter the circumstance. Students wanted to recognize the individual strengths and characteristics of each staff member to show them that they care.”
“This celebration boosts the staff morale and helps us remember why we come to work every day. It restores our purpose as educators,” said ALC Principal Dr. Jason Bodey, adding that the celebration provides a great sense of community at the ALC.
“We want our kids to be recognized for the hard work that they have done. The newer students get to see the older students graduate and earn recognition from their teachers. It’s hopefully motivation for them to understand what the ALC is all about.”
Laurion said she is proud of the students and staff for the individual work that everyone did to make this day possible.
“From writing speeches, designing artwork, creating slideshows, and more,” said Laurion. “It was great to see how we all came together as a community to pull it off.”
The Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center serves north metro area students between the ages of 16 to 21 years old. The program helps students earn a high school diploma by featuring small classes, individual learning plans, flexible schedules, independent study and credit for on-the-job training.