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LFLA Graduation Day, May 15, 2013, at Harris-Stowe State University - LFLA graduates Andrea Jackson, Charlotte Gaddie, Lucas Yarbrough, Ardimus Caldwell, teacher Denise Bogard, Valerie Johnson, Taylor Anderson and China Willis. Photo by Yude Huang
***UPCOMING LFLA EVENTS*** 
Summer School, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., June 3-27  
Uber Asphalt, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20
MAY 2013   e-Newsletter    
 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2013
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LFLA graduates Vincent Frazier, teacher Yude Huang, Robert Cryer and Dorrean Cunningham.
   It's official! The Lift For Life Academy Class of 2013 graduated on Wednesday, May 15, at Harris-Stowe State University auditorium. Fifty-five seniors make up our school's second graduating class. 
   Kymonie Nelson is the class valedictorian and Victor Hernandez is salutatorian.  
   The Class of 2013 has an impressive 96.5% graduation rate and 100% of them were accepted into post-secondary institutions.

   Another impressive accomplishment is their scholarships and grants total $1.25 million.     

   Our graduates will be heading off to places such as Hampton University, Missouri State University, St. Louis University, the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, Ranken Technical College, University of Missouri and Tennessee State University, as well as 40 other universities, junior colleges and technical schools.

   We are so very proud of the Class of 2013! Congratulations and good luck! 

THIRD ANNUAL CELEBRATING SUCCESS FASHION SHOW RAISES MORE THAN $60,000 FOR LFLA - THANK YOU!
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Fashion show guest Christine Buck-Mason and LFLA student Dayvion Garrett. Photo by Jackie Parker
   Windows on Washington was the setting for Lift For Life Academy's annual Sewing Seeds Fashion Show, where guests saw runway-ready, student-designed fashions. 
    This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, netting well over $60,000. These funds will be used to provide the essential services and extra support to keep students engaged in school so they graduate prepared for college and the future.  
    The event also recognized the following people for supporting LFLA: 
  • John Mann Presidential Award - Kay Fernandez, Jim and Tami Fernandez and their children
  • Founders' Award - Isaac and Marilyn Young
  • Lift For Life Academy Community Partner Award - Southeast Missouri State University
  • Missouri Charter School Teacher of the Year - Alison Owens
    Thank you to all of our students, volunteers and guests - we could not have done this without you!
BICYCLE RIDE/OBSTACLE COURSE SET FOR JULY 20
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    Uber Asphalt is a scavenger hunt using bikes, brains and brawn. Starting and ending at Lift For Life Academy, bicyclists in teams of two, create their own courses through St. Louis with the goal of successfully completing six checkpoint obstacles in under 3 hours. At each of the checkpoints, teammates will work together to complete an adventurous obstacle, collect a bottle cap, then ride to the next obstacle. The goal? Complete all checkpoints in the shortest amount of time.
    This is a great way for you to come out and support LFLA.
 Register today

WANT TO HELP OUR KIDS? CHECK OUT OUR WISH LIST
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Here are a few of the items our students need to succeed:
  • Science supplies
  • A ride to the dentist
  • Underwriting our students for a school year
  • Social studies field experiences
  • Promoting school literacy contests
  • School uniforms
  • Gas and vehicle maintenance for driver's ed 
  • Magazines, e-readers
These are some of the things you can help make possible for our students. Check out our wish list. Thank you!