- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A virtual high school in Maine has a high-profile virtual commencement speaker.

Sen. Angus King will be addressing the Maine Connections Academy Commencement on Thursday via video. There’s also a speaker who’ll be there in person- million-dollar “Survivor” winner Bob Crowley.

The event is being held in Augusta.

Thirty-eight students make up the second class of graduating seniors from Maine Connections Academy. It’s billed as Maine’s first tuition-free virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12. The program is funded by the state.

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