May 20, 2017 · 05:08 PM
Black Excellence: 23 H.S. Seniors Receive College Certificate Before Graduating High School
May 18, 2017 · BOTWC Staff
Photo courtesy of Delgado Community College
The class of 2017 just keeps getting better!
On Tuesday, 23 male seniors from New Orleans' Warren Easton Charter High School earned a certificate of technical studies in residential electricity from Delgado Community College. 16 of the 23 seniors graduated as members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, an international honor society for two-year colleges. The commencement ceremony was held before the students' high school graduation, which means they'll be walking across the stage next week to receive their high school diploma with a college certificate already under their belt.
They were able to achieve such a task through their high school's dual enrollment program and their ability to balance high school and college work.
Last year, Warren Easton's first cohort, nicknamed "The Super Seven", graduated from Delgado and high school in the same week. Like "The Super Seven", this year's group, dubbed the "W-E 23", will pursue higher education at four-year colleges or return to Delgado to obtain more certifications.
"We are extremely proud of our students and our association with Delgado Community College," said Alexina Medley, who is the principal of Warren Easton Charter High School. "We look forward to continuing this partnership and expanding to other technical fields."
Yes! We are so very proud of you all and can't wait to see what you'll do in the future!