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Seniors Earn Associate Degrees from Northwest Mississippi Community College

Oxford, Mississippi (May 18, 2023) — During a special ceremony on May 4, sixteen Oxford High School students were recognized for obtaining associate degrees through Northwest Mississippi Community College's Scholastic Institute program. In partnership with Oxford High School, NWMCC's Scholastic Institute offers students the unique opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate degree during the last two years of high school.

Students who qualify can enroll in dual credit courses beginning their Junior year. They can earn up to 60 hours of transferable college credit to universities while participating in college clubs and activities and have access to student services, including transfer advising. To be accepted into the program, students must be a Junior in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above, meet the eligibility criteria for dual credit/dual enrollment, must submit an unconditional letter of recommendation from their high school principal or counselor, and must display the necessary responsibility and maturity to manage the independent nature of a college environment.

The following Oxford High seniors achieved this honor: 

  • Ciara Cooper – General College
  • Aidan Floate – General College
  • Jayden Jones – General College
  • Aiden S. Woodfin – General College
  • William Windham – General College
  • Dorothy Daniels – Pre-nursing/General College
  • Katelin Rhodes – General College
  • Rob Beebe – General College
  • Virginia Ross Fair – General College
  • Ava Kathryn Ormon – General College
  • Darlin Saenz – General College
  • Sparkle Caldwell – Secondary Education
  • Gavin Lane – General College
  • Lacey Clark – General College
  • Thompson Dabney – General College
  • Alyssa Campbell – Psychology
group photo of O.H.S. students graduating with associates degrees
Pictured left to right: Lacey Katherine Clark, Jayden D'Shaun Jones, Sparkle Ariel Caldwell, Dorothy Grace Daniels, Virginia Ross Fair, Ava Kathryn Ormon, Katelin Faith Rhodes, Ciara Jo Cooper, Aiden Scott Woodfin, Aidan Mark Floate, John Robert Beebee, and Gavin Alexander Lane. Not pictured: Darlyn Karina Saenz-Lopez, Thompson Dabney, Alyssa Nicole Campbell, William Thomas Windham.
Lauren Jones