Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins recently congratulated 18 high school seniors who earned an associate degree at Big Sandy Community and Technical College before they received their high school diploma.
Betsy Layne High School students Nathan Akers, Ashley Allen and Joshua Hall; Floyd Central students Josh Artrip, Cole DeRossett, Seth Dingus, Kaylie Edwards, Jacob Johnson, Natalie Lester, Breanna Little, Jacob Morris and Devin Parsley and Prestonsburg High School students Caitlyn Goble, Caleb Johnson, Barbara Morrison, McKinley Smith, Hannah Thornsberry and Emily West earned associate degrees during commencement ceremonies held this month for BSCTC.
The Betsy Layne and Floyd Central students will also earn their high school diplomas on June 3, while Prestonsburg High School students will earn their high school diplomas on June 7.
They earned associate degrees at BSCTC through the Floyd County Early College Academy, a program that allows high school students to attend classes at the college. In a statement, Adkins said their achievement is an “amazing accomplishment.”
“We want to congratulate these (18) students for this amazing accomplishment,” he said. “Graduating with an associate’s degree before they officially graduate from high school isn’t something I would have thought possible when I was in school and that’s why this incredible group of students is a great example of the importance of our school district having opportunities for students as a priority.”
To date, 99 Floyd County students have earned an associate degree through the FCEA and 23 students graduated high school with 30 or more hours of college.