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Alumni News Post

Katie
Katie

It is hard to choose just one thing I like most about OLGC. OLGC was my family for nine years, more than half of my life. It's hard to believe I was still going to school here just less than a year ago; the transition and change of high school makes it feel like it has been so much longer. Although I love James Madison High School, I look back fondly on my days at OLGC and feel that it did a terrific job at preparing me for high school.

It is hard to choose just one thing I like most about OLGC. OLGC was my family for nine years, more than half of my life. It's hard to believe I was still going to school here just less than a year ago; the transition and change of high school makes it feel like it has been so much longer. Although I love James Madison High School, I look back fondly on my days at OLGC and feel that it did a terrific job at preparing me for high school.

OLGC was unlike the other schools in this area in that its English teachers taught and reviewed the basics every year to make sure that that material would come easily to us. If I didn't have the grammar foundation that OLGC gave me, I don't think my English grade would be close to what it is now. My knowledge of English grammar has distinguished me from my peers and helped me cement OLGC's reputation in language arts.

Spanish is another subject in which I am excelling, thanks to OLGC. It is nice to not have to stress about my Spanish 2 grade because the material from that class is what I learned in eighth grade at OLGC. At OLGC, Spanish language education starts in kindergarten. Starting so young helps build the necessary Spanish foundation for high school.

OLGC middle school also did a fabulous job preparing me to handle the high school work load. It is easier and less stressful for me because I know how to manage my time with my busy schedule full of homework, club meetings, and sports practices.

The most important benefit for going to OLGC is the experience of working with the faculty at OLGC. The teachers at OLGC are committed to their students. The OLGC middle school teachers are your instructors for three years, so they get to know you well. Since they are able to personally know you, they can teach material more successfully because they understand how you learn most effectively and can also anticipate when you need help. As a result of our OLGC education we are all ready to thrive at whatever high school we choose. GO WARHAWKS! (and GO WILDCATS!)

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