Originally posted in the Alpena News – August 26, 2017
My name is Sam Loveless and I am excited to be going back to school as a rising 11th grader at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA). If it wasn’t for an online school choice, I may have never developed my writing passion.
My love for writing started in the ninth grade because of my English teacher, Mr. Scott Hoofman. Mr. Hoofman made me appreciate writing essays. Since then, I have really developed a love for writing and have pursued it further.
In June, I had the opportunity of attending a Summer Arts Camp program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. The program, Novel Writing Institute, is a highly-selective, week-long intensive program for young writers. I had to send in a 50-page manuscript of my book, as part of the application process! I was humbled to have been selected
During the week-long program, I had the opportunity to work with other aspiring writers, as well as a professional writer. It was amazing.
All of my teachers at MVCA have been are supportive and enthusiastic. Whenever I need help, they are there for me. I’ve had an amazing experience so far in the three years I’ve attended.
Without school choice in education, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to pursue my writing passions. I attribute my writing successes to online school and MVCA.