MHS students earn EWC degree and high school diploma

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 • 9:41 am

EWC college and MHS high school graduates (left to right) Abigail Robinson, Katalina Pfeil and Bayli Buckmiller.

EWC college and MHS high school graduates (left to right) Abigail Robinson, Katalina Pfeil and Bayli Buckmiller.

Three Moorcroft High School students have earned their high school diplomas, and their associate degrees from Eastern Wyoming College.

This past weekend, MHS students Abigail Robinson, Katalina Pfeil and Bayli Buckmiller graduated.  Not just from MHS but also from EWC.  These students participated and took advantage of Concurrent and Dual enrollment courses.  Eligible MHS students may take college courses while still in high school.

“Many students take advantage of this opportunity to earn college credits and get a jump start on their college educations,” stated Mike Durfee, Associate Vice President for Outreach and Academic Services.  “Through extraordinary effort, energy, dedication and focus, all three of these students completed an Associate of Arts degree from EWC while engaged in their high schools studies.”

These are the first students at MHS to accomplish this task.

Ms. Robinson will be attending the University of Wyoming in the fall and will major in History.  Ms. Pfeil will attend the University of Montana at Missoula and major in medicine.  Ms. Buckmiller will also attend UW and will major in Human Relations Management.

Also completing their EWC degrees from Moorcroft were community members Ed Robinson, criminal justice; Justin Jones, interdisciplinary studies; and Ashley Lake, elementary education.

Mr. Robinson shared the following, “I chose EWC because of the outreach ability, and the fact that I already had credits there from when I was in the academy.  My degree is in Criminal Justice with Law Enforcement emphasis.  No future plans, just thought it was time to finish it up.”

“I graduated from Moorcroft High School in 2013 and already had a lot of credits.  In December of 2015 I received my degree from EWC, I then transferred from the University of Wyoming to Chadron State where I will be graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Recreation Management in May 2017, shared Mr. Jones.

Ms. Lake plans to continue her current employment.

For more information about EWC credit classes offered in Moorcroft please contact Melissa Buckmiller at 307.756.9800.

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