Eight early graduates receive diplomas
It may not have had the usual "pomp and circumstance" of the end of year graduation ceremony, but the diplomas presented to eight Longview Early Graduation High School students are just as special.
During the Longview ISD trustees meeting Monday, Dec. 12, graduates were recognized by Principal Kristi Means. Means said the graduates each had an obligation to, "share your gifts with the world."
Kaylie Hawkins is a Globe Scholar graduating on the recommended plan. She will attend Tyler Junior College. She aspires to become a sonogram technician.
Mirna Gonzalez Hernandez will major in Early Childhood Education at Kilgore College. She aspires to become a Kindergarten teacher.
Raven Houston plans to attend Kilgore College to major in Nursing. She desires to become a registered nurse.
Tru’Neal King will pursue a degree in Industrial Maintenance at Kilgore College.
Kelsey McDaniel will attend Kilgore College in the spring. She plans to major in Process Technology.
Enrique Pineda plans to attend The Art Institute of Dallas, TX. He plans to have a career in graphic design.
Ge'Kaelup Watkins is a Globe Scholar graduating on the recommended plan. She plans to attend Kilgore College to major in Cosmetology.
Jayden Boykin plans to pursue a degree in music production. He is undecided on a university at this time.
The Longview Early Graduation High School (formerly known as LEAD Academy) serves progressive students who wish to graduate early. Providing dual-credit courses for students seeking higher education, it also features career and technology options, online/distance learning, and ACT/SAT preparation.