Early College student speaks at Vance-Granville convocation

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

Several hundred faculty and staff members at Vance-Granville Community College were treated to a sampling of the special talents of a Vance County Early College High School student at the college’s convocation on Jan. 7. 

Jennie Robinson, who will graduate in May with her high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Early College, spoke at the convocation about her experiences over the last five years.

Her comments were delivered in a very relaxed, mature and professional manner as she thanked the community college for its partnership with the school system to make her high school experience possible. She specifically thanked the college instructors who taught college level courses to her and her fellow classmates over the years.

Robinson noted the instructors taught with energy and enthusiasm that made the classes fun and exciting. She will be the first in her family to attend college when she goes to Meredith College in the fall. She has been awarded a $56,000 scholarship.

She is among the top academic achievers in the Class of 2013 at the school and serves as a student ambassador for the community college.

The unique high school is in its fifth year of operation. It was originally funded by a Bill Gates Foundation Grant and is the result of a special partnership between Vance County Schools and Vance-Granville Community College. Early College is part of the Vance County Public School System, but is located on the third floor of Building 2 on the campus of the community college near Henderson.