Brighter Futures Become a Reality for Troubled Teens

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Stillwater Academy Students to Graduate High School

With the help of Stillwater Academy, the private accredited school for adolescent treatment program Turnabout, nineteen students will fulfill an educational dream tomorrow that they might once have thought impossible--receiving their high school diplomas.

"Once our students realize what it takes to be successful in school," said Marilyn Prettyman, Stillwater Academy principal, "their futures change. They begin to see they can graduate from high school, and even more, they can go on to college or some other form of training."

Started nearly ten years ago, Stillwater Academy helps troubled teens get back on track with school and come to love learning again.

"I would have never expected to get good grades like the ones I am getting right now," said one young man. "Instead of an uncertain future for myself, I have a bright and hopeful future."

Small class sizes, caring teachers, and an emphasis on student responsibility to complete schoolwork are integral parts of Stillwater Academy. The school also offers a summer program to give students a chance to earn some of the credits they need.

"I have learned how to be responsible for the work I do," said another student, "and how to be dependable on the things I am assigned. I have learned how to work hard and push myself to do better. I have learned what I want in my future for my schooling and career.

Stillwater Academy's 2008 graduation will be held Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sandra Lloyd Performing Arts Center located at 12380 S Redwood Rd in Riverton.

For more information on graduation or Stillwater Academy, please contact Marilyn Prettyman or visit

About Turnabout/Stillwater Academy:
Turnabout/Stillwater Academy is a licensed, adolescent treatment program and private school dedicated to helping families and struggling teens find the pathway back to happiness and family harmony. For more than 20 years, Turnabout's family centered approach to treatment has helped restore hope and healing to hundreds of families nationwide. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the organization provides treatment services to troubled teens dealing with a wide range of issues.

Marilyn Prettyman, principal
Stillwater Academy


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