High school students honored in early graduation program

June 22, 2018 by  

The first graduating class of the early college program of Spartanburg Community College was recently honored by the Spartanburg County Council.

There were 23 students in the program who received degrees from the college at the ceremony. They were then awarded their high school diplomas from their respective schools later in the month. The Beta Sigma Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society invited six of the students to join the chapter at the community college.

At least one four-year university or college has accepted each of the students. In addition, the County Council awarded a total of $885,000 in scholarship money to the students, as announced by County Councilman Bob Walker.

Students in the program are able to graduate with a diploma from high school and an associate in arts degree from the community college. This will help them to be prepared for the growing number of jobs and their demands in the 21st Century. Over the past four years, the students contributed over 2,849 hours of community service.

All of the Spartanburg school districts and Spartanburg Community College partner in this program.

Flyer printing companies can be used to offer more information about such programs so that residents of the community become aware of them and the benefits they bring to those who graduate.