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Langston Hughes HS to Graduate 59 Dual Degree Students

This academic year, Langston Hughes High has 59 students set to receive dual degrees at graduation. Enrolled in subjects ranging from Computer Science to Pre-Nursing, the scholars take their classes at Georgia Military College (GMC), and will be ahead of most of their peers when they enter college.

"We are extremely proud of our dual enrollment students at Langston," said Head Counselor Hope Worrell. "They have embraced the challenge of taking college courses and they have excelled."

Madison Webb
Madison Webb

Madison Webb, who will graduate from Langston with an Associate degree in Communications, is grateful for the opportunity. "I've been in dual enrollment since my 10th grade year," Webb said. "It enabled me to finish high school a semester early. I majored in Communications because I want to become a journalist. I took courses from Psychology to World Literature. This will make me a more well-rounded journalist."

"This is our third year to have dual enrollment students graduating with an Associates degree," Worrell said. "Several of our former students have communicated that they have graduated or will be graduating early from Bachelor's degree programs because of the jump start with dual enrollment classes during their high school years. While our participants are extremely active with the school as athletes, SGA officers, JROTC and band members, academics has remained a top priority for each of them."

One star graduate of the program is Kendall Starks, who began dual enrollment in 2018 at the beginning of her 11th grade school year. "I chose to do dual enrollment because my TAG classes weren't challenging enough," Starks said. "I talked to my parents and they thought it would be a good idea for me to participate."

After entering, Starks was focused on keeping her grades up at Langston and at GMC. "I was also a cheerleader so I wanted to stay balanced," Starks said.

Sandra Allen, Langston College and Career Advisor, was one of Starks' advisors. "Mrs. Allen's main goal was for everyone to do full-time," Starks said. "Some didn't want to miss out on the high school experience. I put in my application and was full-time at GMC. I only came to Langston for cheer practice."

Kendall Starks
Kendall Starks

Like Webb, Starks took Communications courses and it paid off. When she graduated in 2019, she walked across the stage twice to receive her high school diploma and her GMC degree. When she entered the University of Alabama, she was ahead of her peers. "I'll be graduating two years early because of the dual enrollment program," Starks said. "My major is Communications. If you're serious about your educational career, dual enrollment is a great investment in your future."

In 2021 Langston will graduate 59 students with Associate degrees. "These students are leaders and role models with our school, and they are the future leaders of this nation," Worrell said. "We are truly excited about their current and future accomplishments."

Principal Charles Chester agrees. "The Langston Hughes High School Early College Dual Enrollment program is thriving," Chester said. "A third of the senior class will graduate with their Associates Degrees. It creates the opportunity for scholars to get a head start in their postsecondary journeys, with the advantage of getting acclimated to the college environment while in the care of the Langston community."


Langston Hughes High 2021 GMC Associate Degree Graduates

Alexzandria Abrams - Pre-Nursing
Jacorey Demarcus Adams - General Studies
Justice Amadu - General Studies
Kileesha Eliyah Anyia - General Studies
Eliad Avraham - Business
McKenzie Bowles - General Studies
Roy Brown - Computer Science
Taylor Brown - Psychology
Jamilah Curtis - General Studies
Cedriuna Davis - Psychology
Jada Davis - General Studies
Shantive Middle Dodson - General Studies
Markyrai Ayunti Dooley - Pre-Nursing
Jahniau Enwright - General Studies
Dajanee Renigue Foster - General Studies
Zarya Glenn - Pre-Nursing
Casey Tomossee Green - General Studies
Javan Hall - Business
Lauren Haynes-Lewis - General Studies
Yareli Hernandez - Business
Talik Hill - General Studies
Gregory Dan Hills - General Studies
Samantha Nicole Hopkins - General Studies
Zaniyah Ranae Hutchins - General Studies
Ahsha Johnson - Business
Brandon Christopher Johnson - Computer Science
Amiyah Jones - General Studies
Jordan Tyler Jones - General Studies
Lataja Alana Jones - General Studies
Reginald Leon Kempson - General Studies
Myesha C'onika Knight - Pre-Nursing
Joshua Ohara Leonard - Paralegal
Paradice Amarie Love - General Studies
Imani Lowe - Psychology
Robert James Maxwell - General Studies
Alexis Mosley - Pre-Nursing
Khaliha Elizabeth Nelson - Pre-Nursing
Faith Adia Pierre - General Studies
Jelane Devon Pittman - General Studies
Jakobe Rand - General Studies
Victoria Franzuash Rivera - Pre-Nursing
Angela Ruiz - Pre-Nursing
Daniel Sebastian Salazar - Computer Science
Oluwatobi Samayena - Computer Science
Zoe Kanese Sanders - Pre-Nursing
Kayla Tanaya Savain - General Studies
Precious Shoetan - Pre-Nursing
Brionna Marvalous Smith - General Studies
Ianyana Smith - General Studies
Kayla Chante Sneeze-  Psychology
Jordan Emmanuel St. Louis - General Studies
Jaden ZyrelleTodd - General Studies
Jashua Nikoli Wallace - Business
Akilah Waters - Pre-Nursing
Madison Rachelle Webb - Communications
Lauren Williams - Pre-Nursing
Shannon Dee Willis - Pre-Nursing
Roshay Wilson - General Studies
Abreea Mikayla Wright - General Studies