47 get diplomas from Youngstown Early College

47 get diplomas from Youngstown Early College


The 2013 graduates of the Youngstown Early College didn’t talk as much about all the good times they had in high school as about their journeys, and how tough it was staying the course.

Youngstown Early College is a collaboration among Youngstown State University, Eastern Gateway Community College and the Youngstown City School District. Its graduates earn high school diplomas while also earning college credits.

“How can you go wrong with a principal as firm as Mrs. Dotson?” co-valedictorian Joe Nathan Ingram III asked, referring to YEC Dean Michele Dotson, at the YEC commencement today at the DeYor Performing Arts Center.

Ingram said he was offered a scholarship to Cardinal Mooney High School. Instead, he decided YEC had more educational opportunities and now, through the Young Scholars Program, he has a five-year full scholarship to The Ohio State University.

Forty-seven students received their diplomas Sunday, and 10 of them earned associate degrees from YSU.

Read the full story in Monday’s Vindicator.

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