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  • Writer's pictureShaElla Askew

University Charter School Class of 2023: Making History and Building Dreams

As graduation season sweeps across Alabama, a remarkable milestone is being achieved by the senior class at University Charter School in Livingston. Established in 2018, this group of graduating students holds the distinction of being the school's inaugural graduating class. Their journey has been one of transformation, resilience, and personal growth. New Schools for Alabama celebrates this significant achievement, highlighting the spirit of unity and the determination to create a brighter future through equal education opportunities.

Destined for Greatness:

Seventeen exceptional young men and women are poised to graduate in this inaugural class. Each student carries a vision for their future, driven by their experiences at University Charter School. Jeremiah Walker shares his ambitious plans to attend Culver-Stockton College, while Kendall Lacoste celebrates her full-ride basketball scholarship to UWA, illustrating that determination and perseverance can open doors to endless possibilities. Savannah Burg urges her fellow classmates to embrace opportunities, regardless of their location or circumstances, emphasizing the boundless potential within each of them.

The first commencement ceremony of University Charter School, to be held on May 23, marks a pivotal moment in the institution's history. The Class of 2023 has triumphed over challenges, transformed adversity into strength, and embraced the core values instilled by their school. They stand as beacons of inspiration for future generations, demonstrating the power of education to shape lives and foster limitless potential. New Schools for Alabama commends the graduating seniors and wishes them success, urging them to pursue their dreams relentlessly and continue making a positive impact on their communities and the world at large.


Barton, C. (2023) Bright spots: University charter school seniors make history as first graduating class, WVUA 23. Available at: (Accessed: 23 May 2023).

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