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Early Graduates from PR

Some of PR's early graduates celebrated with a breakfast and gathered for a group picture.

The Porter Ridge community celebrated an early graduation this week with forty-one of its students. On Friday, January 13, early graduates were treated to breakfast and a talk about staying in touch with their Pirate family.

Students opt to graduate early for a variety of reasons. Some plan to work to support their families. Some are moving to another community and do not want to have to start over at a new school in their senior year.

Early graduates, Hannah Morris and Casey Williams are taking advantage of the new Career and College Readiness Program provided by the state of North Carolina. Through this program, they have the opportunity to take college classes at a community college for free which they can then transfer into a four-year college program. They started their classes at SPCC last week.

Early graduate Tarah Parks is starting to work full time next week. She wants to go to college in the fall and needs to earn some money to pay her way because “FAFSA doesn’t cover it all.” Jessie Monroe is joining the US Air Force. Kristin Brooks is starting cosmetology school.

Jei’Meka Deason graduated early so that she could pursue her dream of a career in music and entertainment. “I graduated early so I can audition for America’s Got Talent,” Jei’Meka reported.

Good luck to all of our early graduates!

Written by: April Dawkins
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 by April Dawkins

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