It’s graduation week in Nevada County and for most students its the completion of their traditional path through high school. However at Silver Springs High School on the Park Avenue Alternative Learning Site students are celebrating because they have overcome additional challenges to reach their goal. Two students in particular, Scye Eagle and Breannah Walters needed to make up a significant amount of credits in order to cross the stage. Both girls had unique situations that contributed to them being behind their peers when they arrived at Silver Springs. Scye was supporting an ill mother and keeping the family together.
Scye’s mother re-entered the hospital again on October 21st and remained there until the end of April.
Breannah Walters over came a different kind of challenge after falling behind while Nevada Union.
Both Scye and Breannah give credit to the staff and teachers at Silver Springs for being attentive and flexible in order for them to focus on what needed to get done while facing their challenges.
After graduation Scye will work until January and then enter cosmetology school. Breannah is going to Sierra College to focus on Early Childhood Development with the ultimate goal of opening her own day care center. Breannah is a keynote speaker at graduation.