Our First Professional Athlete

Dallas Stars copyWillow Bend Academy has no school athletic program, but can now boast of our first professional athlete to graduate from our school. Congratulations to Michael Hill (upper left in the photo) who is attending the Dallas Stars Development Camp in Frisco.  Michael’s dedication to the sport of Ice Hockey prevented his attending a traditional school, so he was home schooled then completed high school through Willow Bend Academy Home Study program.

Upon graduation, he spent two years with the Topeka RoadRunners, then combined a college hockey career with marriage.

With one season remaining in his college career, Michael’s hockey future is up in the air. He either signs with a minor league team and tries to work his way through the ranks to the NHL, or hangs up the skates for good and puts his degree in management and human resources to use.

Either way, we at Willow Bend Academy are proud of him and are honored to have played a part in his high school education.

As noted above Willow Bend Academy has no school athletic program, but that certainly does not mean we have no athletes. Our students represent numerous sports including golf, gymnastics, olympic equestrian training, and rodeo barrel racing just to name a few.

Our student athletes have the advantage of a somewhat abbreviated academic day by focusing on core academic subjects while at school and focusing on developing their athletic abilities off campus.