Georgia State Representative Scott Hilton shared encouraging words as he addressed the Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) Class of 2018 at their in-person commencement ceremony in Duluth on June 2, 2018.
“These students are prepared to enter the next chapter of their lives, whether they are enrolling in higher education, enlisting in the U.S. military, or entering the workforce,” said Representative Hilton. “These graduates and their families should feel proud of all they have accomplished.”
GCA’s Class of 2018 has nearly 500 students, 49 of them are members of the National Honors Society. The graduates report they have been accepted to numerous colleges and universities across the country, including Agnes Scott College, George Mason University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, University of Georgia and Washington & Lee University.
Valedictorian Luka Kolodzey is just 15-years-old, and has already earned more than 60 credit hours at Georgia Institute of Technology through the state’s Dual Enrollment Program. He will enroll at the university full time in the fall to study bio-medical engineering. Mennah Abdelwahab served as salutatorian, and plans to attend the University of Georgia with a full scholarship and research grant through the Center of Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Both students addressed their class at the ceremony, as well as the hundreds of family and friends who gathered for the celebration.
Congratulations and best of luck to the GCA Class of 2018!