Thursday, March 30, 2023

11 OHS Seniors Earn Associate Degrees From Northwest Community College

Front row, left to right: Luke Tucker, Trey Brower, Diamond Bell, Kalvia Caldwell. Back row, left to right: Anna Walker, Madeline Cook, John Stewart, Brock Bigham, Emerson Crowe, Cassidy Rock. Not pictured: Tyler Skipworth.

Northwest Mississippi Community College granted Associate Degrees to 11 Oxford High Scholastic Institute students.

The seniors completed the coursework as full-time college students while completing their high school graduation requirements and have been awarded $323,000 in scholarships to continue their college education. 

Scholastic Institute students are full-time college students at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Courses are offered on the OHS campus, through NWCC’s e-learning platform, and face-to-face at NWCC’s Oxford campus.

During this week’s medal ceremony, NWMCC President Michael Heindl congratulated the students and Oxford High on “being a model for all school districts.” The Scholastic Institute is under the direction of Dr. Duncan Gray and Dr. Steve Hurdle.  

“This program has seen tremendous growth due to the participants encouraging their peers,” said Gray said.

The next graduating class in 2023 anticipates 18 Scholastic Institute graduates and 25 the following year. 

2022 Scholastic Institute Graduates: 

Diamond  BellOle MissMedical Science
BrockBighamMississippi State University Aerospace Engineering
TreyBrowerUSMForensics (Chem & BioChem)
KalviaCaldwellMississippi State UniversityElementary Education
MadelineCookUniversity of MississippiPsychology
EmersonCroweUniversity of MississippiExercise Science
CassidyRockOle MissPsychology, Music
TylerSkipworthOle MissComputer Science
JohnStewartMississippi StateAerospace Engineering
LukeTuckerUniversity of MississippiMechanical Engineering, minor in manufacturing; Haley Barbour Center for Applied Engineering
AnnaWalkerUniversity of MississippiPsychology