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Six SWGA high school students graduate with associate degrees

Several South Georgia high school students are now one step closer to getting their bachelor's degree. (Source: WALB) Several South Georgia high school students are now one step closer to getting their bachelor's degree. (Source: WALB)
King-La'Keit Randall (Source: WALB) King-La'Keit Randall (Source: WALB)
Jamekia Collins (Source: WALB) Jamekia Collins (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Several South Georgia high school students are now one step closer to getting their bachelor's degree. 

Six 'Move on When Ready' high school students picked up their diplomas with their Associate Degrees from Albany Tech Thursday night. 

The 'Move on When Ready' program gives 9th through 12th grade students in Georgia a chance to earn college credit while they are in high school. 

Many of the graduates told us they had to be talked into entering the program, but were glad they did and recommend it to other students.

"It actually benefited a whole lot.  I get to go to college as a junior .  Get my Bachelor's Degree when I'm 19.  And I couldn't ask for more," said King-La'Keit Randall. 

"I would tell them it's a lot of work, of course.  And the pressure of 2 schools might be a little much.  But it's a great program, and it will all pay off in the end," said Jamekia Collins. 

Also nearly 20 Albany Tech students graduated with degrees from the brand new Industrial Operations Technician certificate program.

The new program started last Fall in partnership with Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission. 

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