Audrey is excited about the future and talks about her dual enrollment experience at NACC. “Near the end of my tenth grade year, I desperately desired to accomplish something impactful. I wanted to do something that not many people are able to accomplish. This shy and insecure little girl stepped out of her comfort zone and although I had no clue where to begin, I signed up for any and every dual enrollment class I possibly could. I had no idea that this would lead to such a desire for furthering my education.”
Audrey then began pursuing her Associates Degree. While attending high school in conjunction with Northeast Alabama Community College, after just a few semesters, she became a member of three NACC academic honors programs. “Although all of this was a great advantage for a high school student, this just did not seem to be enough,” she said. “I then set my goal of graduating high school and community college at the same time.”
During her last semester of high school, she took seven college classes, while also traveling to many different states as Alabama Senior Beta Vice President. “While this goal was a difficult challenge that some doubted I would ever achieve, I will walk in the graduation ceremony at Northeast Alabama Community College exactly one week before I graduate high school.”
Audrey explained that this was an astounding experience that taught her a lot about life. “Now, my brother, who is currently in the eighth grade, plans to follow in his older sister's footsteps by pursuing his associates degree before graduating high school.,” she added. “It truly is an honor to be a role model, especially to someone who has impacted my life the most, my younger brother.”
Audrey Biddle, a senior at Cornerstone Christian Academy, and dual enrollment student at Northeast Alabama Community College, is looking forward to receiving both her high school and college diploma this month. She has completed all requirements for her college degree at NACC through the Dual Enrollment program.
Throughout her high school years, she was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Academy Concert Band, Robotics Team, and Beta Club. She served as Cornerstone Beta Club Vice President her junior year and ran for Alabama State Vice President. She served as Beta President at her school and also as Alabama State Vice President her senior year. She served as Robotics President for two years.
“All of these things go to show that you can never be too busy to take dual enrollment classes. This has been a great opportunity and I am so honored to have had the privilege to accomplish this goal.”
Because of her success with dual enrollment and having an outstanding high school career, she was offered many scholarships to various colleges which included: Mississippi College, Athens State University, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduation from Northeast, she plans to attend Athens State University and pursue a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. She noted, “I have enjoyed every minute I was able to spend at Northeast! Again, I am so honored to have been able to have this amazing privilege.”
Dual enrollment allows students to receive both high school and college credit for a college course taught at the high school, online, or on the NACC campus during the fall, spring, or summer term. The dual enrollment program allows high schools students to begin their college courses while still in high school. Academic and technical courses are offered during the day, evening, and online.
For more information about Dual Enrollment at NACC, contact Staci Miller, dual enrollment advisor, at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2225, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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