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Diploma and a Degree

Skyler plans to to attend Berea College and pursue an independent major in Criminal Justice for a Bachelor’s degree and then later earn a ph.D. to teach criminology.

“It was moderately difficult to earn my degree whilst finishing high school because it was, at times, physically and emotionally exhausting,” Skyler said. “However, most of my professors at JCTC and all of my teachers at iLEAD, especially Jenna Gray, did a great job in guiding and assisting us students throughout these past four years.”

Joshua will pursue a marketing degree from the University of Louisville, with a specialty in marketing and advertisement. Joshua said that earning the associate’s degree through the course of high school was a difficult task.

“It is not for everybody,” Joshua said. “Working during the pandemic while also managing time for high school and college classes was incredibly difficult but worth it and very helpful for my future college life.”

Gray has no doubt that both Skyler and Joshua will succeed in college and beyond.

“Since they have spent two years on the campus at JCTC in Carrollton, they have learned to work with professors when struggling to understand the material. They have learned to navigate the challenges of using blackboard, and most importantly they have learned to manage their time to be successful honor students while participating in state STEM competitions, and working part-time jobs,” Gray said. “I know Josh and Skyler will be successful in their next endeavor because I have seen them grow so much over the past four years.”

We congratulate Skyler and Joshua on this accomplishment. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you both!





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