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Beginning in elementary school, my granddaughter — DawnRae — was a victim of bullying. The bullying continued into middle school where more than 100 of her classmates sent hateful messages daily on Facebook. When she attempted to leave, they added her back. She could no longer focus on her studies and her grades dropped. Since then we have made the switch to online school and haven’t looked back.

Since enrolling in Washington Virtual Academy Omak, DawnRae’s grades have improved immensely. She is not focused on the social issues that once distracted her and she now spends her time studying and focusing on building a successful future.

With the support of state-certified teachers, DawnRae has learned that her success is directly related to the effort that she makes in her classes. As her grandmother, I know we made the right decision to enroll her in online school, and I don’t know what we would do without it.

Teresa Moore

Castle Rock

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