Lake Lure Classical Acadamy students participate in “Raptors on the Water”

Published 10:56 am Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Keys Open Doors Foundation, the freshmen at Lake Lure Classical Academy will be the “Raptors on the Water” this semester. 

As part of an orientation program for high school students, members of the Raptor Class of 2027 will participate in four different rowing sessions on Lake Lure. 

“We are very excited for this program,” said Michael Smith, assistant principal for the middle and high school. “We are always trying to find ways to help students discover the importance of teamwork, and we believe that this program will do just that. The program also dovetails splendidly with our commitment to move education outdoors, beyond the four doors of the classroom as often as possible.” 

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Program Director Wade Oppliger of the Lake Lure Rowing Club commented that the first day of rowing was a great success. 

We’ve started on a unique and great path with Lake Lure Classical Academy,” said Oppliger. “We look forward to seeing the impact on the lives of these young people.” 

The Raptors will be back on the water for their next session in late September.


Submitted by Gayle Youngblood