Class of 2022 features record number of dual graduates

AT TOP: Class of 2022 dual graduates (from left) Alivia Eaton, Rochelle Avalos, Veronica Herrera, Alejandro Rivas Alanis, Taylor Jones, Lilly Duff, Erin Stanley, Cassidy Wedemeyer, Marcus Barker, Jose Manuel Vergara, and Jonah Landas gather outside of MHS. AT BOTTOM: Also among this year’s dual graduates are (from left): Hunter Block, Uriel Botello, Jackelyn Bravo Hernandez, Brenna Hempy, Zoe Johnson, Javon Lewis, Levi Ogston, and Paige Wertzberger

A record-breaking group of 19 exceptional Class of 2022 Bobcats will graduate with both their high school diploma and a college degree, diploma, or certificate in hand this spring. This year’s dual graduates include:

  • Rochelle Avalos (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Marcus Barker (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Hunter Block (Fire Science Certificate – Kirkwood Community College)
  • Jackelyn Bravo Hernandez (Early Childhood: Child Development Certificate – MCC)
  • Uriel Botello (Architecture, Construction, & Engineering Career Academy Certificate – MCC)
  • Lilly Duff (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Alivia Eaton (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Brenna Hempy (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Veronica Herrera (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Zoe Johnson (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Taylor Jones (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Jonah Landas (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Javon Lewis (Architecture, Construction, & Engineering Career Academy Certificate – MCC)
  • Jose Manuel Vergara (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Levi Ogston (Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma – MCC)
  • Alejandro Rivas Alanis (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Erin Stanley (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Cassidy Wedemeyer (Associate of Arts – MCC)
  • Paige Wertzberger (Early Childhood: Child Development Certificate – MCC)

“It was careful planning that made them successful,” said MHS Principal Jacque Wyant of the dual graduates, adding that students can begin the college credit planning process as early as middle school.

MHS school counselor Rebecca Whalen has supported the Class of 2022 throughout high school, and said she is proud of this year’s dual graduates.

“It’s been really amazing to see what they’ve been able to do,” she said. 

Each year, hundreds of Bobcat students take advantage of the unique dual-credit opportunities available to them through the Marshalltown CSD’s partnerships with higher education institutions. The cost of the college credits students earn is covered by MCSD, meaning they can get ahead of the game and be Bobcat Ready for life after high school.

Please join us in celebrating these students’ hard work and wishing them the best as they look ahead to bright futures!