Nearly four dozen Clark County students received a college degree before receiving their high school diploma Wednesday.
The accomplishment made possible by a dual enrollment partnership between the College of Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District.
“I have high honors for high school, and I have advanced honors,” said Angelina Gobran, student.
Chords hang around the neck of Gobran, but one stands out among the rest of her accomplishments.
“I have my college high honors tassel,” Gobran said.
Gobran earned an associates degree from CSN before walking across the stage Wednesday at the Orleans to receive her high school diploma from College of Southern Nevada High School.
“I had to study a lot compared to regular high schoolers because not only did I have to finish my high school classes, but I had to finish the regular college classes,” Gobran said.
Gobran is one of 44 students out of 240 graduates to accomplish this feat which is 18% of this year’s graduating class.
That makes it the largest percentage of seniors ever graduating college before high school.
“I had to outdo them. I had to do double time,” Gobran said.
CCSD covers a majority of the costs for the college classes, but Gobran estimates she spent about $3,000 getting her AA degree.
“I paid for about 12 credits and the program paid for 48,” Gobran said.
Gobran is now halfway to earning her bachelor’s degree. She is focusing on becoming a veterinarian,
“I got two years of my life saved, so I’ll be two years younger than most people are in Vet school,” Gobran said.
Gobran said getting her degree while in high school gives her a jumpstart on her life goals.