Dover-area girl, 15, goes from graduate to entrepreneur

For the second time, an area couple has watched a daughter graduate early from high school. Nahlana Blackwell, daughter of Vernae and Rick Blackwell of Columbia, recently followed in her sister, Amber's, footsteps by graduating from the Quaker Digital Academy at age 15.

"I knew as soon as my girls reached schoolage, that they would do better if they could work on their own without the intervention of time schedules," said Vernae Blackwell. "By going to Quaker Digital Academy, they could study what they wanted, when they wanted, and we had the added advantage of going to places like COSI, Cedar Point and the zoo."

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QDA (Quaker Digital Academy) is K-12 public school for Ohio students. QDA is an Ohio non-profit online school with offices in New Philadelphia, Berlin, East Liverpool, and Steubenville. QDA provides students with a computer system, tutoring services, an academic coach, and access to hundreds of online courses. QDA is a tuition free school. Contact QDA today at 1-866-968-7032 or complete an information request to learn more about QDA.