SOUTH PORTLAND —Maine Connections Academy, the state’s first virtual public charter school, has selected Hunter Raye, an eighth-grader from Norridgewock, as March Student of the Month. Hunter has found success in transitioning to an online learning environment. He is an active participant in virtual classes, attending every real-time lesson and completing all of his coursework on time with high quality — all while balancing a busy schedule outside the classroom, according to a news release from the academy.

When Hunter isn’t engaged in his schoolwork, he is committed to improving his ice hockey skills. “I am very passionate about hockey and I try to practice all the time. I had just had a state tournament and the day after I got an email from the Madison Capitals, a United States Hockey League (USHL) junior team. I’m invited to their showcase tournament in Pennsylvania in April. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and the flexibility of MCA helped make it possible,” said Hunter.

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