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Stanly Early College students earn their spot

Stanly Early College High School has begun the selection process for the rising ninth-graders for the 2019-2020 school year.

It is a chance to find students that care about their education and are eager to get ahead of the game.

Stanly Early College offers an even playing field for students from all social and economic backgrounds. In addition to a high school diploma, Stanly Early College students take classes at Stanly Community College to earn an associate’s degree for free.

Reagan Efird is a student at Stanly Early College.

The mandatory application allows the administration to handpick the students they feel are willing to take on the challenge.

Each applying student must write an essay about why they should be a Stanly Early College student.

“I think it’s good that we have the application … to admit who truly deserves to be here at Stanly Early College,” Stanly Early College senior Addie Campbell said.

The applicants are given a student-led tour of the campus, meet their teachers and participate in activities with their future classmates.

Stanly Early College sophomore Abby Furr adds they also get to experience the type of hands-on work the teachers implement in the classroom.

Reagan Efird, a student at Stanly Early College, writes about events at the school for The Stanly News & Press.