Seniors graduating double time


Kayley Craig, Co-Editor-In-Chief

At THS this year, many seniors will be graduating with associate’s degrees and career studies certificates. Danville Community College’s graduation was this past Saturday, May 13, at 10 A.M. Students who earned an associate’s degree will also be recognized at Tunstall’s graduation, which will be held on May 27, 2023, at 9 A.M.

Graduating from high school is a major feat and event in life, but graduating from college and high school at the same time is an even more amazing accomplishment. Thirteen THS students will be achieving this. Many students also made the Danville Community College honor roll as well.

These students worked vigorously to obtain these certificates and degrees by taking dual enrollment classes at the Piedmont Governor’s School, The Academy of Engineering and Technology, or Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center. Here is the list of all the seniors graduating with an associate’s degree and a career studies certificate:

Associate’s degrees: Braeden Barber, Riley Canavan, Luke Cassada, Taylor Dodson, Emma Dowdy, Abby Eades, J.C. Gonzalez, Addyson Hunsicker, John Mills, Zachary Payne, Ashlyn Scearce, Dallas Younger, and Lena Zaher.

Career Studies Certificates: 

Basic Welding Technology: Grayson Daniel, Kaley Fry, Nelson Hyler, Brooklyn Price, and Zackary Wilborn.

Cosmetology: Brooke Burke and Kayeley Crumpton. 

Early Childhood Development: Kayley Craig and Jasmin Guinn. 

Emergency Medical Services: Heidi Ellis and Alyssa Strider.

Machining Skills: Turner Curtis, Cody Rice, and Nathan Shively.

Networking Technology Fundamentals: Benjamin Barnett.


Also, some juniors at THS graduated with a DCC career studies certificates:

Early Childhood Development: Grace Wann.

Emergency Medical Services: Reagan Joyce and Stormie Thaxton.

Factory Automation and Robotics: Ashley Villa-Villalobos. 

Nurse Aide: Alexis Agee, Parris Atkinson, Brittany Hicks, Kelsey Hyler, and Makobe Vincent. 

Mrs. Rossman has worked very closely with the seniors this year as their guidance counselor. “I am very proud of all of their accomplishments. This takes dedication, time, and effort that will propel these students into the next chapter of their lives,” said Rossman. 

Lena Zaher is a senior graduating with an associate’s degree. “I feel accomplished. I’m glad I got my general education classes out of the way. It also looks great on resumes!”  Zaher said. 

A lot of time and effort has been put in by these students to achieve these degrees and certificates and deserve to be recognized. Graduating from two places in the same year is an outstanding achievement. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!