Happening Now: Two graduate from Frontier Academy

*Feature Photo: Sia Brewer received her diploma from Board Chairman Carl Manning. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Riverton, Wyo.) - Two students received their high school diplomas from the Frontier Academy tonight at the Riverton School Board meeting. They are Jubal Baptist and Sia Brewer. Accompanied by applause from the nearly full room, Chairman Carl Manning conveyed the diplomas before the student's teachers, families and friends. Since the Frontier Academy program began, eight students have received their diplomas, which would not have been possible without the establishment of the school. Teacher Andrew Coleman said Baptist "is one of the most talented students we'll ever have, his ACT score is outstanding but it was the system that frustrated him. It is fortunate to have such structures in place to give students like him a route to finish," he said. Shanell Stanley said of Sia that she is graduating on time to what she was supposed to be. "It was not an easy task for her, but she continued her schooling during treatment and received great support from her grandparents," Stanley said. "Frontier Academy is really amazing," said board member Dean Peranteaux. "What a boon is is for the kids in our district giving them an opportunity to be productive in the community and join the military which you can't do without a diploma. This is really fantastic." "Tammy Cox has done a fantastic job of putting the staff together there," said Superintendent Terry Snyder. "It is a life-changing thing for these students. It's evolved and is getting better." Snyder also announced that starting this fall, Frontier Academy will be available for sophomores. Previously, the program was only open to high school juniors and seniors. [image: Inline image 1] Jubal Baptist received his diploma from Carl Manning as well. With a high school diploma in hand, Jubal will join the National Guard in July.