GREAT FALLS – Six students have now graduated high school after finishing summer school at Paris Gibson Education Center.
There were five Paris Gibson Education Center graduates and one Great Falls High School graduate.
Each of the graduates rang a bell to symbolize the next chapter in their lives.
Paris Gibson Education Center is a school for students who have a need or desire to reach their educational goals somewhere other than a traditional high school.
In order to graduate, staff must feel that a student is prepared.
Drew Uecker, the principal at Paris Gibson Education Center, says he loves nothing more than seeing students take that next step and finishing their high school education.
“It’s always nice to have graduates. They’re ready for their next step and that’s what we preach to them all the time is work hard and you’ll be ready for the next step in life. All of these kids are. Some of them had to overcome some pretty significant barriers, not from their own doing, but they’ve made it,” he said.
Some of these students will now go to college, one is going into the military, and a couple are entering the working world.
Reporting by Kaley Collins for MTN News