A group of seniors from Career Magnet Academy have an extra reason to look forward to graduation this year. A dozen dual-enrollment students from CMA are on track to receive associate degrees from Pellissippi State Community College this spring, representing more than 20 percent of the school's senior class.
Guidance counselor Ann Orpurt said 10 of the students (including one who is not pictured) will start college as juniors, including six who will receive an Associate of Science degree and four who will receive an Associate of Arts degree. Two students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in welding.
Orpurt said the students each earned more than 60 hours of college credit and also participated in the school's College Seminar, which prepares them for postsecondary work. "They're a phenomenal group of kids," she added.