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Elgin seniors among record number graduating with college degrees, credit

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    ACC officials and Elgin ISD administrators honor the Elgin High School students who graduated with college degrees and credits during the 2019 ACC President’s Reception. Photos courtesy of Austin Community Colleg
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    Elgin High School’s Early College High School graduates were honored at the 2019 ACC President’s Reception.
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    Students graduating with Austin Community College transferable hours, Core 42 or an associate degree through Early College High School were also recognized during the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 21.

On Tuesday, May 14, Austin Community College (ACC) honored a record number of high school seniors graduating with college credentials in the area during its annual President’s Reception.

Elgin High School also had a record number of Early College High School (ECHS) graduates this year; these students earned college credit up to an associate degree through ACC.

“ACC’s dual credit and Early College High School programs give students, particularly those underrepresented in higher education, an accelerated path to college,” said Sydney Pruitt from ACC’s Office of Communications and Marketing. “ECHS students bring an exciting energy to the ACC campuses.”

This semester alone, 22 students from Elgin High School in the ECHS program graduated earned an associate degree from ACC. Three Elgin High School dual-credit students were honored with a purple cord for earning between 12 and 59 college credit hours from ACC.

“I come from an impoverished background,” said Elgin senior and ECHS student Alyssa Ramirez in a press release from ACC. “I enrolled at ACC to get a head start and have the best opportunity to get into college.”

Students graduating with Austin Community College transferrable hours, Core 42 or an associate degree through Early College High School were also recognized during the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 21.

Students graduating with credits or a degree from ACC:

CORE 42: Ashley Kresta

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