Five students in the Don Tyson School of Innovation’s first senior class are graduating with both a high school diploma and their associate degree from NWACC. The opportunity for students to earn an associate degree while still in high school was one of the primary goals when the STEM school was created.
The school recognized Tayllor Leach, Joshua Levy, Cesar Moradel, Madison Taylor and Jordan Weaver during a special luncheon. Principals and Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins called the five students pioneers and said they set an example for future graduates to earn the achievement.
Administrators and students also thanked Chamber member Kawneer, an Arconic Company and the Arconic Foundation for a grant that pays the cost of college classes for students who may otherwise not be able to take the courses.
The School of Innovation’s entire senior class is graduating with a combined 978 college hours.