Four SCVTS Students Earn Their Associates Before Finishing High School

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Although students at the Salem County Vocational Technical High School won’t begin their summer vacation until the third week of June, there are four seniors who have already “graduated.”

Graduated from Salem Community College, that is.

Commencement for SCC was held on May 22, and among those earning their associates degrees that day were four SCVTS seniors. These four students were able to take classes at the community college while still in high school and utilize dual-credit courses offered by SCVTS to gather the 60 credits needed to complete their degree before graduating high school.

Four high school seniors at SCVTS graduate from SCC with an associates degree one month before earning their high school diploma. From left to right: Rachel Seykot, Hannah Gibbs, Hailey Hinton, and Briana Williams.
From left: High school seniors Rachel Seykot, Hannah Gibbs, Hailey Hinton, and Briana Williams earned associate degrees from Salem Community College on May 22 before graduating from Salem County Vocational-Technical School (SCVTS). Photo courtesy of Bonnie Baker.

Hannah Gibbs of Pittsgrove graduated with honors, earning an A.S. in Biology/Chemistry and will be transferring to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Hailey Hinton of Pedricktown, earned her A.A. in Liberal Arts and will continue her studies at Stockton University. Rachel Seykot of Elmer finished an A.S. with high honors in Biology/Chemistry and will move on to Clarion University of Pennsylvania. And Briana Williams of Pennsville completed an A.S. with honors in Biology/Chemistry and starts at Becker College in Worchester, Massachusetts this fall.

These four are now part of a group of 35 total students who, since 2001, have earned an associates degree from SCC before getting their high school diploma from SCVTS.