17 seniors attain Associates Degrees


Jesus Perez, Academics Editor

Chapel Hill Early College students graduated with their associates degree alongside 200 other TJC graduates last Friday. This is Chapel Hill’s 5th cohort of students who earned an associates degree before their high school diploma.

Over the course of four years, these students have taken dual credit college classes in partnership with Tyler Junior College for free as part of their Early College High School Program.

“All of us in the Chapel Hill Collegiate Department are so proud of the hard work and dedication these graduates have exemplified, while working to earn their degrees from TJC.  Earning a college degree before graduating from high school is an exceptional honor, and these 17 Early College High School students could not be more deserving!,” said Early College Principal, Audra Latimer.

Students in the 2022 Chapel Hill Early College graduating class include Blanca Abonza, Ricardo Baldovinos, Daniel Cabrera, Valeria Campos, Angel Cerda, Julia Fults, Kristian Harris, Joshua Hermanns, Jose Lozano, Francis Morell, Jesus Perez, Ruby Sandoval, Alyssa Saucedo, Kurtis Tang, Erika Valdez, Yessenia Valdez, and Alanah Wynn.

“I couldn’t be prouder, they all worked extremely hard, each one is completely deserving of it,” said Dual Credit English Professor, Virginia Foster.

The Chapel Hill Early College Department will host a celebratory luncheon to honor these 17 graduates at Lone Star Church on Wednesday, May 18th.