Class of 2017
Homer Flex School
Larion enrolled at Homer Flex his sophomore year, focused on receiving a high school diploma. A Russian Old Believer who has captained his own commercial boat since he was 14, Larion brought with him the tenacity and resolve acquired through years of gillnetting in Cordova.
As an English Language Learner who struggled with reading, Larion worked hard for every credit. With his quiet and reserved attitude, he advocated for individualized learning, one on one help, and an alternative schedule. This allowed him to continue fishing while still working toward the degree that means so much to him.
With the support of his family and the staff at Flex, Larion earned his diploma this winter. His January graduation ceremony was a celebration of all his hard work!
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