MNPS Virtual School grad named valedictorian at age 15

Is it possible to graduate high school in just one year?! It is for Madelyn Grace Boles, who accomplished the feat at MNPS Virtual School this year – and at the age of 15.

Her commitment to academic excellence, hard work and perseverance not only helped her finish high school early, but also landed her the coveted title of class valedictorian.

Madelyn Grace Boles

Madelyn Grace Boles

“Madelyn is an exemplary student,” said Dr. James Witty, principal of MNPS Virtual School. “Her dedication and love of learning have propelled her forward. Everyone at MNPS Virtual School looks forward to seeing what Madelyn will achieve as an alumnus of our school.”

Boles began her journey at MNPS Virtual School during her fifth-grade year. She took high school courses while in middle school which placed her on track to graduate during her freshman year. Now with high school behind her, she has already set her sights on what she wants to do next. With more than $34,000 in scholarships, Boles will attend Lipscomb University in the fall to study either journalism or business.

“I am incredibly thankful and blessed to have been Virtual School's valedictorian this year. I could not have made any of my achievements - academic or otherwise - without the incredible support of my family, faith, and friends,” Boles said. “As I head into college and beyond, my primary goal is to enter the workforce and take part in a fulfilling career that allows me to positively impact others.”

MNPS Virtual School’s 8th annual Graduation Ceremony and Gala will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. in the Sadler Auditorium at The Cohn School.

MNPS Virtual School is Tennessee’s first, highest-achieving virtual school and combines rigorous academics with a variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies addressing the unique needs, interests, aspirations, and backgrounds of a diverse population of students – creating an extraordinary online learning experience.