LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - South Georgia high school leaders say more of today's students are serious about academics and improving their future.
Fifty Lee County High School Students earned AP Scholar Awards including rising senior Matisse Murphy and recent graduate Kyle Brenner. Murphy has already earned college credits for five qualifying exam scores and will take five more AP courses her senior year.
"You can't wait until you end of high school or graduate from college or anything like that. You have to start off early in order to achieve your dream," Murphy said.
Brenner will start at Kennesaw State next month with a head start having earned six AP college credits.
"It's a bigger challenge. I see education as an opportunity to learn. Not just a place to learn the facts, but also to learn how and why." Kyle Brenner Lee Co. High AP Scholar Graduate.
"Our students understand that a high school diploma is important, but it is a step. And there is more after that that you need to do to really set you up for a career," said Principal Kevin Dowling.
Lee County High will offer 14 AP courses to 9th through 12th graders this school year as demand grows.