Sumner County Middle College High School students were awarded high school diplomas during a ceremony at Volunteer State Community College Saturday. Of the twenty-three graduates in all, nineteen also received associate degrees from Vol State two weeks ago. 91% of graduates will be pursuing post-secondary enrollment in ten colleges which include: Belmont University, Western Kentucky University, Centre College, University of Alabama, Volunteer State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Murray State University, Tennessee Technological University, and Trevecca Nazarene University. Accepted scholarship dollars for Merit-based and Tennessee Lottery-based: $927,394.16.
Overall, the class features those earning 19 Associate’s Degrees, 1 4.0 Graduate Senior, 19 Dean’s List for Vol State, 5 Phi Kappa Honors Graduates, and 3 Tennessee Scholars. Among those graduating today was Winnie Combs, who also earned an Associate’s Degree from Volunteer State Community College. She shared, “It has been great to have the opportunity to earn college credits while finishing high school. This program has allowed me to be a step ahead of most of my peers.”
Middle College High School students take classes on the Vol State campus, earning high school and college credits at the same time. It allows students to get a jump start on their college career, entering university with many college credits towards a bachelor’s degree. The Middle College is still accepting new students for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit www.volstate.edu/middlecollege for more information about enrollment.