Northwest Mississippi Community College awarded associate degrees to eleven students from Oxford High Scholastic Institute. The seniors attended classes as full-time students while meeting high school graduation requirements and received $323,000 in scholarships to continue their college education.
Scholastic Institute students are full-time students at NWMCC. Courses are offered on the OHS campus, through the NWMCC online learning platform, and face-to-face at the NWMCC Oxford campus.
During this week’s medal ceremony, NWMCC President Michael Heindl praised the students and Oxford High for “being a role model for all school districts.”
The Scholastic Institute is under the direction of Steve Hurdle and Duncan Gray, respectively Principal and Deputy Principal of the College and Career Readiness Department of the Oxford School District.
2022 graduating students
|diamond||Bell||Ole Miss||medical science|
|Brock||Bigham||Mississippi State University||aerospace engineering|
|Trey||Navigator||MUS||Forensic medicine (chemistry and biochemistry)|
|Kalvia||Caldwell||Mississippi State University||Primary education|
|Magdalene||To cook||University of Mississippi||Psychology|
|Emerson||Crowe||University of Mississippi||exercise science|
|Cassidy||Rock||Ole Miss||Psychology, Music|
|John||Stewart||Mississippi State||aerospace engineering|
|Luke||Tucker||University of Mississippi||Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Manufacturing; Haley Barbour Center for Applied Engineering|
|Anna||Walker||University of Mississippi||Psychology|
“This program has seen phenomenal growth thanks to participants cheering on their peers,” Gray said. The next class in 2023 expects 18 Scholastic Institute graduates and 25 the following year.