DHS AA Graduate Spotlight – Jade McPhatter
Jade McPhatter is one of seven Darlington High School Early College Honors Program students set to graduate with her Associate of Arts degree from Florence-Darlington Technical.
Two years ago, when DHS unveiled its Associate of Arts Degree program for qualified Early College Honors Program students, Jade decided to rise to the challenge and take advantage of this opportunity. While only a high school sophomore, Jade committed to spend the next two years, including two summers, devoted to a full-time college course load each semester in addition to her other high school classes. Her hard work has paid off because with the successful completion of her spring courses, Jade will walk during Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Spring commencement ceremony in May and then receive both her college degree and high school diploma during Darlington High School’s graduation ceremony on May 27th.
Jade is an active and busy student at Darlington High School. She regularly participates in the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and Key Club. Not only is she active in these clubs, she is also very busy with athletics and has been on the DHS softball, soccer, and golf teams. Jade also enjoys attending baseball games and spending time with her friends.
Jade’s dedication to school and extra-curricular activities has served her well as she plans to attend USC and major in pharmacology. When she thinks about all that she has accomplished at DHS, she says that it is really amazing that she “will graduate from college with an associates degree before graduating from high school.” With the dedication and commitment to her education that Jade has show thus far, it is easy to see that she has quite a successful future ahead of her.
Congratulations Jade McPhatter!