Middle College students to graduate this semester

By: Barbara Harmon, Assistant Editor

Eleven Middle College High School students will graduate from Volunteer State Community College before they graduate from high school.

“They will graduate on May 7 from Vol State with associate degrees, and then they will graduate from high school on May 21,” said Betsy Hunter, a principal of MCHS.

This program started two years ago, so this is the first time for this to happen at Vol State.

“These are students that came to us as juniors in high school.

“They’ve taken everything on campus for the last four semesters like a regular college student,” said Hunter.

Sumner County has funded this program for these students.

“To be successful in the Middle College Program, students have to be self-starters.

“They have to be motivated to turn something in. We expect them to be in class every day,” added Hunter.

The Board of Education will be acknowledging these students on May 17 for their accomplishments, said Hunter.

“They are great kids. They’ve worked hard,” included Hunter.