Oaks Christian Online School

A Christian, Independent, College-preparatory Online School and Founder of the Online Christian Consortium

Alex Lin, an Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) senior, has been hard at work in preparing for the 2nd Annual Autism Rocks Concert taking place on April 28th at Universal City Walk, Hollywood.

Alex wanted to find a way to give back to a community that he is largely a part of by pursuing his passions of helping others and participating in charity work. Alex himself has a diagnosis of mild Asperger's syndrome, so this topic is very close to his heart. He is ambitious and determined to make a difference in society with the goals he pursues. As an OCO student, he has the flexibility to pursue his interests while in high school. This concert is one way Alex has been able to invest in others while greatly benefiting the autism community.

Oaks Christian Online (OCO) high school student Megan McClain pursues her passion as a competitive equestrian while completing her college preparatory high school program at OCO. Last winter, Megan was one of approximately 1000 competitors at the Color Breed Congress Horse Show Competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She took home three Congress championships and ended up placing third overall for the whole show. This spring she will be competing in additional competitions for equally as prestigious championships.

According to Megan, "This event is one of the bigger shows of the year so it proved to me how truly talented my horse is and how blessed I truly am to do this. I also made a lot of new friends this year. So, in that God reminded me that I do this for Him, and that there is so much more to it than just winning titles. We get to share that special love for God's beautiful and powerful creation!"

Oaks Christian Online (OCO) student Sammy D'Ambrosio recently returned from a three-week intensive soccer training academy in England. The training academy is hosted by the English Premier League which includes world renowned soccer teams such as: Manchester United, Rotherham, Liverpool, Arsenal, to name a few. The goal of the training academy is to prepare aspiring soccer players for professional-level competition.

Sammy's soccer club in Southern California is in the process of launching a girls' academy for the Los Angeles Galaxy, as a first step towards the formation of a women's LA Galaxy pro-team. LA Galaxy is a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise and one of the league's most-decorated clubs. It won the MLS Cup five times and received international attention by signing superstar David Beckham from Real Madrid in 2007. Sammy hopes her recent training in England by Premier League coaches will position her to be a first pick for the new LA Galaxy girl's academy. Sammy's current coach and assistant coach both played professional soccer in England for Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United, respectively. Her coaches have played a major role in helping her see her dreams come true.