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Langston Hughes To Graduate 59 Students with Dual Degrees
On May 22, Langston Hughes High School will graduate 59 students with dual degrees. In addition to their high school diplomas, students will graduate with associate degrees in subjects ranging from biology to communications. The students who are receiving associate degrees were enrolled in Georgia Military College (GMC) and Langston Hughes.
"Miss Langston", Aunye' Downs, will receive a Pre-Nursing degree
Langston Hughes student Xavier Smith receives a Biology degree
"Seeing students get excited about taking rigorous courses on the college level is rewarding," said Head Counselor Hope Worrell. "I'm excited that they can take these credits to a four-year college and graduate early."
Xavier Smith, who will graduate from Langston with two associate degrees in biology and general studies, is grateful to have been part of the dual enrollment program.
"Honestly, I didn't know how much work it was," Smith said. "I'm proud of myself and the hard work I've put in. You have to put your head down and work and the results will show up later."
When a football injury sidelined Smith, a Langston quarterback, from participating in the state championship game, it did not keep him out of the classroom. "While at GMC I tried not to miss any classes," Smith said. "When my leg was injured in a game on Saturday, I still showed up for class on Monday. Setbacks will happen. It's how you address them that matters."
To date, Smith has received over $1.5 million in college scholarships, a testament to his resilience.
Aunye Downs, who also is Miss Langston Hughes and Senior Class President, is graduating with a diploma from Langston and an associate degree in pre-nursing. "I always wanted to be in the medical field," Downs said. "My sister had surgery and I saw how the nurses helped her. I knew then, that is what I want to do."
Downs has an all-expenses paid scholarship to Tennessee State University, where she will enroll in the fall to study nursing. "I'll be a freshman first semester," she said. "Because of my dual degree I'll be a sophomore second semester of my freshman year."
Langston College and Career Advisor Sandra Allen said: "Students do anything we ask. They have so much energy when we talk about college programs."
Langston Hughes Principal Octavious Harris agrees: "The students who have studied and received diplomas from GMC and Langston are to be commended. We are encouraged that they have had the opportunity to participate in the college experience while completing their high school requirements for graduation."
Langston Hughes High 2022 GMC Associate Degree Graduates
Aminata Balde - Biology and General Studies
Jaiden Barber - Communications and General Studies
Kacey Barksdale-Jones - Biology and General Studies
Arianna Boswell - Pre-Nursing
Taylor Brooks - Business Administration and Psychology
Hailey Campbell - General Studies
Valeria Cervantes - General Studies
Christopher Chambers II - Pre-Nursing and General Studies
Dalea Clealand - General Studies
Aniya Conner - Business Administration
Aunye’ Downs - Pre-Nursing
Gabriella Esquivel - General Studies
Cassidy Fite - General Studies
Chappelle Foster - General Studies
India Frazier - Psychology and General Studies
Shamaria Fulgham - Business Administration and Psychology
Napiera Goodwin - Criminal Justice and General Studies
Oscar Guerrero - General Studies
Ashlyn Hall - Computer Science and General Studies
Kristiana Harvey - Criminal Justice
Re’Yana Henry - Biology and General Studies
MaKayla Hester - Pre-Nursing and General Studies
Deshawn Hill II - General Studies
Saaid Holness - Biology and General Studies
Lebran James - Computer Science and General Studies
Dimeitri Johnson - Computer Science and General Studies
Keyaj’rah Lovelady - General Studies
Fatoumata Makalou - Pre-Nursing and General Studies
Brianna Marshall - General Studies
Sabrina Maurice - General Studies
Zariya Moore - Pre-Nursing and General Studies
Thalia Ortiz Martinez - Business Admin. and General Studies
Dominique Owens - General Studies
Nicholas Pratt - General Studies
Candy Rodriguez - General Studies
Aniya Rolle - General Studies
Carola Romo Garcia - General Studies
Alondro Santoyo - General Studies
Babacar Sarr - Business Administration
Lorena Segura - General Studies
Christopher Sinclair, Jr. - Business Admin. and General Studies
Joy Sloan - Criminal Justice and General Studies
Xavier Smith - Biology and General Studies
Tatianna St. Louis - General Studies
Nyasia Starks - Pre-Nursing
Raven Thompson - General Studies
Demya Thompson-Wilder - General Studies
M’Balou Tounkara - Business Admin. and General Studies
Cavaun Vasconcellos - Computer Science and General Studies
Jamiya Wells - General Studies
Sheldon West - General Studies
Armarria Williams - Pre-Nursing and Business Admin.
Janiyah Williams - Biology and General Studies
Jashiya Williams - Business Admin. and General Studies
Jasmine Woodard - General Studies
Tahara Woodberry-Grimes - Business Admin. and General Studies
Ashalah Wright - Business Administration
Aniyah Young - General Studies
Fred Zimmerman, Jr. - Communications