Area high school students to earn MCC degree before high school diploma

Contributed photos — Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma graduates Dylan Zuck (BGM), Cole Hotchkin (GHS), William Phillips (BGM) and Thomas Brown (GHS). Second row left to right: Ramiro Ramirez (MHS), Phillip Myli (South Tama), and Corbin Mc Cuen (GHS). Missing from the photo Logan Findlay (BGM).

By Times-Republican

It’s not often that a high school student will earn a college degree before receiving his/her high school diploma, but twenty-one area seniors are on track to do just that.

Earning a high school diploma may seem like a common accomplishment. The fact that such a high number of area high school students took advantage of being able to take college classes at no cost the same time as they were taking high school credits and earning the college degree or diploma is a huge accomplishment.


Through the high schools’ partnership agreements with Marshalltown Community College, the high schools pay the tuition and fees for college classes (at a reduced rate), which amounts to a savings of more than $13,000 for each of the students earning the Associate of Arts Degree.

Area high school students that have earned the high school diploma and a degree from MCC include:

Baxter — Jacob Damman (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma).

Welding degree graduates Anthony Waters (GMG), Kaleb Gill (GMG) and Matt Deschamp (GMG). Second row from left to right: Alex Paxon (BLUW), Sam Garber (BCLUW), and Jacob Damman (Baxter) Missing from the photo Eyan Weitzell (South Tama).

BCLUW — Samuel Garber (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma) and Alex Paxon (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma).

Brooklyn Guernsey Malcom (BGM) High School — Logan Findlay (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma); William Phillips (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma) and Dylan Zuck (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma).


Green Mountain–Garwin (GMG) High School – Matthew Deschamp (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma); Kaleb Gill (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma) and Anthony Waters (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma).

Grinnell High School – Thomas Brown (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma); Cole Hotchkin (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma); Corbin McCuen (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma) and Ethan Walker (Automotive Repair Technology Associate of Applied Science).


Marshalltown High School – Devon Howell (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma); Oscar Ibarra Lemus (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma); Mason Moyer (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma); Ramiro Ramirez (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma) and Kryan Stanfield (Associate of Arts).

Marshalltown High School student Kryan Stanfield.
West Marshall student Hallie Hohnstein.

South Tama County High School – Phillip Myli (Automotive Repair Technology Practitioner Diploma) and Eyan Weitzell (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma).

West Marshall High School — Hallie Hohnstein (Associate of Arts) and Anthony Jovanovich (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma).

Automotive Repair Technology Associate of Applied Science graduate Ethan Walker (GHS
Welding degree graduates Oscar Ibarra Lemus (MHS), Devon Howell (MHS), Mason Moyer (MHS) and Anthony Jovanovich (West Marshall).

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