EdOptions Academy Profile of Achievement

Monday, April 8, 2013 -- Kristin Flynn

Edmentum is redefining the 21st century classroom. We enable educators and administrators to deliver achievement in the classroom, blending individual teaching approaches with proven, award-winning online learning solutions that specifically address the needs of individual learners and the expectations of everyone with a stake in learner success.The EdOptions Academy Profile of Achievement highlights students in our program who are having success with EdOptions Academy and gives you an inside look at how it is helping to shape their futures.

Meet Haven! http://www.edoptionsacademy.com/node/291

EdOptions Academy is proud of our student and Junior World Champion, Haven Denney! Haven and her skating partner, Brandon Frazier, won the gold medal in pair skating at the 2013 World junior figure skating championships.

Skating to “La Strada”, the American team reeled off a triple twist, throw triple Salchow, triple Salchow, double Axel – double Axel sequence, a throw triple loop and difficult lifts. “I thought our performance was pretty good today. It felt like we fought through all our elements and I think that made us appreciate it even more. I had a lot of fun and was relieved when it was over. I don’t think it has sunk in yet, but I’m really happy and proud of Brandon and myself tonight,” said Denney.

Denney started skating at age 8 because her sister, Caydee, skated and her roller pairs partner switched to ice skating, too. Caydee is a senior pairs skater who won the 2010 U.S. title and competed at the 2010 Olympic Winter games with Jeremy Barrett. Denney's parents, Bryan and Dee Dee, were national roller skating champions, and Bryan placed third at the World Championships in senior men. Haven’s family has three dogs named Bentley, Maggie, and Lexie.

Be sure to keep an eye on this talented young lady! We hope to see her excel in future competitions and are proud to be part of journey to the GOLD!