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Dylan Huffman (left) of Post, who received his high school diploma in December from Challenge High School in Irran, is shown receiving congratulations from Garza County Judge Lee Norman.

Huffman Receives Diploma

Published Dec. 23, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m.
Updated Dec. 23, 2011 @ 12:59 p.m.

Dylan Huffman of Post, received his high school diploma this month from the Texas Challenge Academy.  Huffman, the son of Michelle Ramirez and C. J. Billberry, both of Post, attended Post schools until his transfer to the Iraan-Sheffield ISD academy approximately 5 months ago to earn the credits he needed to graduate.

The Texas Challenge Academy was originally an initiative of Texas A&M University at Galveston and is now operated by the Texas National Guard. 

The academy is a volunteer alternative education program for 16 to 18 year old youth who are not reaching their academic potential in their home high school.  The mission of the school is to reclaim the potential of young adults through education, training, mentoring and service to the community. 

Only at-risk youth with the highest potential for success are accepted into the program.  The alternative school is an accredited high school based on military practices.  According to the school's web site, the academy provides at-risk youth who qualify for the program with the tools and experience to succeed and develop into productive, employable citizens. (

"I congratulate Dylan for earning this diploma,"  said Garza County Judge Lee Norman.  "He took advantage of the opportunity he was offered at the Challenge High School and deserves recognition for his success." 

Huffman now plans to find a job and "go to work."


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