TJC ‘promises’ tuitions for freshmen


Amia Phillips, Academics Writer

The third annual TJC Promise signing event occurred on Aug, 21 in the high school varsity gym where 54 freshman attended and accepted their promise. Chapel Hill is one of the few schools who partners with Tyler Junior College for this program.

“Several TJC executives live in our school district, so we are usually the first school district they consider when wanting to add new programs to our curriculum”, said counselor Brad Hickman. “We are looking forward to our Class of 2020 who will graduate from Chapel Hill High School next year.”

Superintendent, Lamond Dean and Principal William Houff hosted the event alongside the counseling team. Students signed to agree that they will maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher throughout their four years of high school. They also committed to completing community service hours in addition to keeping a high attendance rate.

“I was happy to sign for the TJC Promise because it’s similar to Early College”, said freshman Jasmine Evans. “It’s going to offer me two free years of college”.

TJC alumni and professional basketball player, Jimmy Butler will speak at the Promise Shootout on Sept. 8th in TJC’s WagStaff Gymnasium.