WCC Congratulates High School Students

Jerry Dean Mullis
June 8, 2021
Wednesday, June 9th
June 8, 2021

WCC Congratulates High School Students

 

WCC Congratulates High School Students

who have earned certificates and degrees

WILKESBORO, N.C. – Wilkes Community College would like to extend congratulations to high school students who have earned certificates and degrees. These students have achieved academic success by getting a head start on their post-secondary plans, either to continue their education or launch their careers. These students have earned between 12-40 college credits while working towards the completion of their high school diploma. A certificate is typically four or five courses of 12 or more college credits, demonstrating foundational knowledge in an applied science program of study. These courses are taught in the high schools, online, and at the WCC campuses. We are proud of each student for beginning their college education with us and earning a credential.

Alleghany County High School students receiving certificates: Colleen Ainsley Cassell, Advertising and Graphic Design; Jesse Ray Crouse, Advertising and Graphic Design; Camden DeBord, Advertising and Graphic Design; Leonardo Flores, Business Administration HS and Business Administration HT; Hector Garcia Martinez, Business Administration, HS and Business Administration HT; Autumn Michelle Hirschy, Business Administration HS and Business Administration HT; Emily Mae Keesling, Early Childhood Education; Anthony John Paolino, Criminal Justice Technology Transfer; Kaege D. Preston, Advertising and Graphic Design; Marshall Brennan Rea, Business Administration; Felicity Eryn Iris Sprague, Advertising and Graphic Design; and Maria Isabel Tadeo-Orduna, Business Administration HS and Business Administration HT.

Ashe County High School students receiving certificates: Gabriel Edward Bare, MIG/TIG Welding; Claudia Basaldua Acevedo, Business Administration; Joe Ryan Blevins, MIG/TIG Welding; Audrey Brooke Craven, Accounting; Alfred Baxter Glover, Business Administration; Jada Faith Kemp, Basic Engineering; Alexis Luna, Business Administration; Joseph David Mannan, MIG/TIG Welding; Caelon Trent McNeill, MIG/TIG Welding; Jacob Andrew Patton, MIG/TIG Welding; and Liam Eli Jerkins, Basic Engineering and Business Administration.

East Wilkes High School students receiving certificates: Jerry Jacob Harrelson, MIG/TIG Welding and Stick Welding; Alexander Grae Hart, Basic Transportation and Transportation Climate Control; Joshua Hunter Martin, Basic Transportation and Transportation Climate Control; Brett Gregory Smith, MIG Welding, MIG/TIG Welding and Stick Welding.

 

North Wilkes High School students receiving certificates: Alexis Dawn-Marie Brown, Intro to Animal Science; McQue Alton Cejka, Intro to Horticulture Technology; Mary Elizabeth Cothren, Criminal Justice Technology; Sandra Garcia-Limon, Business Administration; Madison Tyler Grayum, Business Administration; James Allen Henderson, Criminal Justice Technology; Bailey Robert Hogge, MIG Welding and MIG/TIG Welding; Kirsten Ann Hulings, Criminal Justice Technology; Kevin Wilfredo Leiva-Jimenez, MIG Welding, MIG/TIG Welding and Stick Welding; Brayden Hunter McGlamery, MIG Welding, MIG/TIG Welding and Stick Welding; Anthony Gael Moreno, Business Administration; Cindy Yanely Pena, Intro to Horticulture Technology; Brittany Renee Salamida, Intro to Animal Science; Francisco Sebastian-Cuevas, Digital Media; Garrett Alexander Shumate, MIG Welding and MIG/TIG Welding; Stacie Lea Shumate, Criminal Justice Technology; Aaryan Singh, Digital Media; Sarah Ann Stikes, Digital Media and Intro to Animal Science; Laylia Josephine Vaught, Criminal Justice Technology; Rebekah Leigh Wilson, Intro to Animal Science.

Wilkes Central High School students receiving certificates: William Noah Blackburn, Basic Transportation; James Ryan Carter Johnson, MIG/TIG Welding; Samuel Holden Joines, MIG/TIG Welding; Jahad Robert Martin, MIG Welding; Lily Abigail Weston, Intro to Animal Science.

 

West Wilkes High School students receiving certificates: Dylan Harris Ball, Criminal Justice Technology; Raegan Drew Brown, MIG Welding and MIG/TIG Welding; Kenneth Nathaniel Carll, Criminal Justice Technology; Bethany Noel Carter, Criminal Justice Technology; Kristen Holly Church, Criminal Justice Technology; Lance Shane Dolinger, MIG Welding; Brantley James Duncan, Basic Transportation and Transportation Climate Control; Austin Eugene Ellis, MIG Welding; Kyle Josue Fuentes, Intro Architecture & Construction; Colby Brandon Johnson, MIG Welding and MIG/TIG Welding; Christopher Ryan Milam, Photography; Titan Dimitri Minton, MIG Welding, MIG/TIG Welding, and Stick Welding; Alexandria Paige Neice, Intro to Animal Science; Garrett Charles Paul, Photography; Roman Perez-Brasil, Intro Architecture & Construction; Jordan Paige Potter, Basic Welding and MIG/TIG Welding; Juan Miguel Thomas, Intro Architecture & Construction; Jared Taylor Wentz, Intro to Engineering; Aubree Renee Wyatt, Criminal Justice Technology.

 

Harvest Time Christian Academy students receiving certificates: Abigail Janae Sheets, Accounting and Business Administration-Transfer.

 

Miller’s Creek Christian School students receiving certificates: Lily Alexis Church, Business Administration.

 

Alexander County Private School High School students receiving certificates: Kaylee Elise Presnell Bowles, Accounting and Business Administration-Transfer.

Home School High School students receiving certificates: Aurora Estelle Randolph, Criminal Justice Technology; Hunter Benjamin Burch, Accounting, Business Administration HS, and Business Administration HT; Adam Robert McDuffee, Building Construction Technology-Diploma and Intro Architecture & Construction; Gabriel Eric McDuffee, Line Cook.

Eight high school students have completed an Associate in Arts Degree of 60 credit hours. This is a great accomplishment for anyone, especially students taking high school courses at the same time. Well done WCC students!

High School Students Receiving an Associate in Arts Degree: Autumn Brooke Blackburn, Associate in Arts; Gracie Mae Blackburn, Associate in Arts; Jessa L. Muller, Associate in Arts; Cloey Savannah Rash, Associate in Arts; Josh James Saffold, Culinary Arts; Abigail Janae Sheets, Associate in Arts; Curt Shepherd, Diesel and Heavy Equipment; Lauren A. Phipps, Associate in Arts.

“We are extremely proud of these high school students for their hard work, dedication, and perseverance.  These students overcame many challenges during the pandemic to earn their certificates and degrees,” said WCC President, Dr. Jeff Cox.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community, and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.