23 High School Students Will Graduate from Shawnee Community College Before Graduating from High School

Shawnee High School Graduates


ULLIN, IL (May 8, 2023) –  Approximately 200 students will graduate from Shawnee Community College on Friday, May 12, 2023. Among that number, 23 high school students will receive accolades from the College BEFORE they walk across the stage and receive a diploma from their high school.


It’s all part of Shawnee Community College’s Early College and Dual Credit program. Twenty-two students from Meridian, Vienna, Goreville, Joppa, and Massac County High Schools and one homeschooled student will receive an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from Shawnee before they graduate high school.  In some cases, students will receive both degrees.


“We plan to continue to grow our Early College and Dual Credit to help accommodate students and school district needs. We are so proud of these students for their hard work and dedication,” said SCC Coordinator of High School Partnerships and Pathways Teale Betts.


The commencement ceremony at Shawnee Community College will begin promptly at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023. We invite you to be a part of this special occasion.


Goreville High School

  • Kennedy Bishop
  • Macie Tosh
  • Calli Wolaver



  • Julia Williams


Joppa High School

  • Libbie Lumbley


Massac County High School

  • Olivia Larrison


Meridian High School

  • Laniya Barnett
  • Roderic Gatewood, Jr.
  • Cameron Griffin
  • Fayth Lefler
  • Laila Warren
  • Kelsey Whalen


Vienna High School

  • Kali Browning
  • Sydney Corzine
  • Cambell Douglas
  • Sarah Flick
  • William Glisson
  • Dylan Johnson
  • Izabella Langston
  • Jillian Stevens
  • Elisabeth Thomas
  • Grace VanAusdoll
  • Natalie Zoeckler