Posted Date: 05/17/2022
Thirty-one Union High School students were honored today as Union and Tulsa Community College recognized them as the second graduating class of EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early, a program which enables students to earn both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree at the same time.
During the special celebration, students in the newest EDGE cohort were honored with a luncheon and the passing out of stoles and cords, and tonight, they will walk across the stage as they graduate from Tulsa Community College and next Saturday as they walk across the stage to graduate from Union High School.
Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and TCC President Dr. Leigh Goodson – a graduate of Union High School – commended the students, offering them words of encouragement, noting how the hard students -- not to mention the educators helping them -- have worked to see them obtain both degrees while still in high school.
Taking the microphone around the room, Robinson queried the students about their experiences in the program, as several students talked about how EDGE has changed their lives as students. Judy Rowell, an EDGE teacher, and Tiffany Wardlow, EDGE liaison, received signed thank-you cards from the students as well.
Dr. Marla Robinson, director of the College and Career Center, and Lisa Steadley, director of Concurrent Enrollment Program for TCC, passed out special graduation stoles and cords to each student.
The EDGE Cohort 2022 seniors are: Naomi Adeolu, Senitha Adikaram, Sk Irfan Uddin Ahmed, Anayiah Carr, Omar Carreno, Cassie Cussen, Nychelle Grayson, Hou (Sam) Haokip, Erin Hillhouse, Kaiden Ivey, Ghazal Khan, Josue King, Madison LaPointe, Alexis LeClair, Adrian Marquez Trevizo, Keirsten Metcalf, Lauren Meyer, Rohit Nikam, Eduardo Perez, Diana Pineda, Audrey Roemerman, Kathleen Salas Roldan, Joseph Terrell, Michael Thompson, Vivian Torres, Isabelle Trevino, Angie Vasquez, Ricardo Velez, Raiya Washington, Derek Yang, Mistura Yinusa.