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35 sophomores about to make Union history

Originally posted April 15, 2019

Our first cohort of Early College High School students, the class of 2021, are working hard to finish strong. (They are pictured here, in t-shirts they designed themselves.)

“When they take their college finals in four weeks they will be the first sophomores to earn 8 hours of college credit in the history of Union Public Schools,” said Lisa Witcher, senior executive director of Instructional Services.  

Lisa Witcher“Thirty-five students strong, the students are currently taking Public Speaking and Nutrition in Early College High School,” Witcher said. “Our rich, long-standing partnership with Tulsa Community College allows these students, half of whom are first generation college students, to take college classes on the campus of Union High School and earn an associate degree while completing their high school graduation requirements. Their perseverance, intrinsic motivation and willingness to work toward excellence, the Union Way, have served each of them so well during their first year of dual enrollment - taking college and high school courses.  These ground-breaking students will excel in mighty ways! They bring their tutor, Judy Rowell, and their principals and counselors so much joy!”

The sophomore administrative team includes Class Principal Marla Robinson, Assistant Principals James Cooper and Josh Robinson, and counselors Rebekah Johnson, Deanna Hadden, and Jennifer Walters.