Student Spotlight: Bradley Hamm
Bradley Hamm loves helping his dad and grandpa with chores at the family farm. He chose to attend VCS so that he could receive the help he needs to succeed in school while also being able to work at his own pace and take breaks throughout the day to make trips to the barn.
“He is involved with 4-H and was able to spend his first day of school at the Meigs County Fair at the hog show,” said his mother, Anita Hamm. Bradley was able to place 1st in his beginners’ class for Showmanship this year with his Market Hog!
Bradley would not have the ability to participate in farming activities in this capacity if he did not have the flexible schedule provided by VCS, which allows him to complete his schoolwork later in the day. He started out at a traditional brick and mortar school before coming to VCS and is now starting his third year with us.
Although the flexibility provided by VCS is extremely important to the Hamm family, they say that their favorite thing about VCS is “that the teachers and staff are always there to help encourage Bradley.”
“Every teacher that Bradley has had is his favorite, because all have been so nice and willing to help him and took the time to get to know him,” Anita explained. “What surprised me the most was how friendly the teachers and staff are,” she said. “We also love how the teachers get to know the student and what the student likes and activities they are involved in.” Bradley’s favorite course has been science because he has been able to have hands on learning and enjoys the experiments included in the lessons.
Bradley loves all animals, not just the ones on the farm. He has two dogs, Rosie and Buster, who he loves to play with. He also enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his older brother and sister.