Graduating Eagles - Ready to Soar

Posted by Advantage Academy on 6/9/2021 9:00:00 AM

Advantage Academy diploma cover

June at Advantage Academy is a special time in our school year. We celebrate our graduating seniors, and take pride in watching them get ready to take their next steps as Champions. It’s a bittersweet time for our teachers and staff, but also exhilarating as we look back on how much each student has grown. Our graduating Eagles have a strong sense of purpose for their future, and are ready to contribute as productive members of their communities.

Student Achievers

Each year we honor the top academic achievers in the graduating class with a $1,000 college scholarship. In 2021, that included Valedictorian Ana Camarillo and Salutatorian Abisai Reyes. Here’s what they had to say about their future plans:

Advantage Academy Valedictorian

"I have been at Advantage Academy since 7th grade. I would like to thank all of my teachers for helping me get to where I am today and a special thank you to my parents and family for encouraging me. In the fall I plan to go to Dallas College to study Accounting." - Ana Camarillo, 2021 Valedictorian, Advantage Academy

"The past four years have been fun but stressful. I plan to study something in film and I want to thank my parents and family." - Abisai Reyes, 2021 Salutatorian, Advantage Academy

Lifetime Eagle Awards

2021 marked the 4th year that Advantage Academy has given out Lifetime Eagle Awards to graduates who have been enrolled here since elementary school. This unique award recognizes the years-long commitment of students who have grown up as Eagles. Each Lifetime Eagle Award recipient was also presented with a $1,000 college scholarship to support their next steps.

Long-term enrollment at Advantage Academy enables our staff and teachers to get to know these Lifetime Eagles well, offering understanding and support throughout their development into young adults. Through years of learning together, these students have also been able to develop deep and nurturing friendships with their classmates.

Lifetime Eagles Award Recipients

  • Jose Jovani Alvarado (Eagle since 2008)
  • Jovany Rairo Alvalos (Eagle since 2009) 
  • Abigail Alexandrea Blanco (Eagle since 2009) 
  • Citlailith Ained Herrera (Eagle since 2010) 
  • Kameren Raimare Turner (Eagle since 2010) 
  • Jasmine Leann Renteria (Eagle since 2013)
  • Abisai Reyes (Eagle since 2013) 
  • Josias Reyes (Eagle since 2013)

Advantage Academy Soaring Eagle Award recipients

Soaring Eagle Award

The Soaring Eagle Award is presented to an Advantage Academy student who is seen by their teachers and administrators as a Champion. They have exemplified our core values, including our 7 Pillars of Character and Leadership. The students who are awarded this honor have overcome many obstacles and have exceeded expectations. The 2021 Soaring Eagle Award recipient is Max De Alva, who also received a $1,000 college scholarship.  

Advantage Academy Graduating Class 2021

Congratulations to all Advantage Academy 2021 graduates! You are all Champions and we are so proud of you! 

About Advantage Academy 
Advantage Academy is a PK-12 tuition-free public charter school serving students in North Duncanville/SW Dallas, Grand Prairie, and Waxahachie. Advantage Academy prepares our students for bright futures in a safe, healthy and faith-friendly charter school environment. Learning is active, nurturing and individualized, and our commitment to family and community engagement thrives alongside our character development, servant leadership, and focus on personal responsibility. We’re reimagining education to encompass the truth in American history, the importance of civic virtue, and the holistic value of service. Join our PK-12 tuition-free public charter school, today! Enrolling now.