At A Glance: Alonzo A. Crim High School

Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus will hold commencement exercises on May 24, 10:00 a.m. at Georgia Institute of Technology’s McCamish Pavilion. Principal Dr. Evelyn Mobley and the entire Crim family have plenty to brag about: 39 graduates are all registered voters, and 11 of them are Achieve Atlanta Scholars. Like Crim’s school motto encourages, the Class of 2019 has certainly put in the work to build hope and dreams.

Get to know these exceptional seniors.

Terrance Rice, 18, who came to Crim High School as a junior, spends a lot of his time helping out his teachers in any way that he can. He loves the culture of his high school and describes his class mates as welcoming and hilarious. Overcomer is who Terrance Rice is. He didn’t let the weight of his world stop him from becoming successful, because he was willing to face his circumstance head on. Not only will he graduate this May, but he will also be attending college. Read more.

Kaira Lewis, 18, spent three years in traditional high school before deciding to try something new: online learning.

“Regular school was not for me,” Kaira said. “I don’t fit into the system. Atlanta Virtual Academy has really helped me to grow and be different. I have supportive teachers and counselors here. They’re actually texting me, calling me, updating me on what’s important. I appreciate that a lot. The support.” Read more.

Hannah Vaughn, 18, was known as the “Morale Officer” in JROTC, as she always tried to keep everyone’s spirits high. She took pride in mentoring three freshman cadets and even earned the honor of Cadet of the Month quite a few times.

Hannah moved to Atlanta last year to live and take advantage of resources provided at Wellspring Living, an organization devoted to transforming lives of those at risk or victimized by sexual exploitation. Read more.

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