• (May 20, 2021) - Center Grove High School (CGHS) honored 114 seniors for earning college degrees or certificates through the school’s Early College (EC) program on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Through the EC program, students can take courses that earn credit toward both high school and college at the same time. Center Grove High School’s commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the CGHS Ray Skillman Football Stadium.

    “I am so proud of our EC seniors,” said Tracy McMahen, CGHS assistant principal and director of Early College. “Even with all of the challenges that COVID presented, they adapted and persevered. They’ve grown stronger, become more self-reliant, and more independent. When things got tough, they still showed up. They showed up for their friends, their teachers, and, perhaps most importantly, themselves. They are going to accomplish great things.”

    The following 58 EC seniors will receive an associate degree in General Studies from Vincennes University, along with their high school diploma:

    Joslyn Beach *
    Ella Blazek *
    Isaac Brown
    Cameron Buckmaster
    Shelbi Cannon
    Michael Carroll
    Ashley Carson
    Makena Case
    Megan Cherry
    Joshua Cornelius
    Catherine Crowder
    Caitlin Davis
    Sierra Downey *
    Emma Foley *
     Megan Fosnot *

    Virginia Foust
    Kylie Fulton *
    Amy Garrido *
    Alexa Gonzales-Tuesta *
    Abby Groce *
    Ethan Hite *
    Jezalyn Hyzer *
    Katherine Ireland *
    Akimi Kerr *
    Kinser Kopetsky *
    Katelyn Koziol
    Sidney May
    Kylie McCrory *
    Emma McKinney
     Rosalita Mitchell *

    Elijah Norman *
    Myana Pace *
    Dhruvin Patel *
    Aidan Perry
    Cameron Phipps *
    Rosa Reinhard *
    Jenna Rittenhouse *
    Mercedes Schemmel
    Addison Shafer
    Joshua Sims *
    Paige Skipper *
    Madison Snyder *
    Brayden Sturm *
    Amanda Swartz *
    Wesley Tedrow

    Kiara Tharpe *
    Ashley Thill
    Jansen Thrasher
    Aaron Toland *
    Ethan Vance *
    Elizabeth Waskom *
    Aidan Welch *
    Christian Werner
    Lauren Whewell *
    Gregory Widduck *
    Erika Wilson
    Dane Young *
    Drue Young *

    * Denotes honors

    Fifty-six students will receive a 30-hour Indiana College Core certificate, which means they have met all requirements for general education courses at all state universities in Indiana. Of this year’s class of 121, 120 graduating seniors earned more than 15 college credits. In total, this year’s EC seniors earned 6,330 college credit hours, which is a savings of approximately $1,053,400 in college tuition.