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Five from Clinton High earn dual credit

From left: Reese Webster, Richard Walker, Craig Hailmon, Jacob Stinnett, and Sidney Knoblock. (photo:Submitted )
Recently, Clinton high school learned that five students in Mr. David Rogers’ Dual Credit Introduction to Plant Science agriculture class earned three college credits.

According to the State Department of Education website, the dual credit courses are college-level courses taught by trained teachers.

The standards are designed with both high school and college objectives met in the curriculum.

Students must take a rigorous end of course online challenge examination and receive a certain cut-off score in order to receive college credit.

This fall semester, five students made high enough scores to receive college credits for Intro to Plant Science. They are Reece Webster, Richard Walker, Craig Hilemon, Jacob Stinnet, and Sidney Knoblock.

“I am so proud of these students and those who came very close to passing,” said David Rogers. “This represents 20-percent of my class and the State passing average last year was 11%. This is a difficult college level final exam.”

Clinton High School, along with Anderson County High School and the alternative high school programs work diligently at getting students prepared for college and technical schools by increasing opportunities for students to take post-secondary courses in dual credit, dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses.

There is also a stronger effort at increasing the number of students who will graduate with a State or National Industry Certification.

The plant sciences class focuses on essential knowledge and skills related to the science of plant growth.

The course covers principles of plant health, growth, reproduction, and biotechnology, as well as fundamental principles of hydroponics and aquaponics.

Other students of note

Scarlet Muncey, a marine science major from Andersonville, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Coastal Carolina University.

Four students from Anderson County were on the Dean’s List at Belmont University this fall: Lindsay Campanis and Alexis Wade from Clinton, and Nicole Grumski and Olivia Hubbard from Oak Ridge.

Nine students from Anderson County graduated this month from Lincoln Memorial University. All graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing unless otherwise noted: Brittany Bruce (Andersonville), Amber Duke (Oak Ridge, master of education and mental health counseling), Jennifer Evans (Oak Ridge), Mary King (Oak Ridge), Evan Mitchell (Norris), Sarah Mitchell (Norris), Mariah Muncy (Norris), Victoria Parray (Lake City), Chanda Williams, (Oak Ridge, BS in nursing, family nurse practitioner).