On Friday, Montgomery County Community College held a special ceremony at Parkhouse Hall atrium of the Central Campus in Blue Bell to celebrate the achievements of students from the Fall 2019 class of its Gateway to College Program.
The program helps students stay on track to complete the requirements necessary to graduate. Since the launch of the program seven years ago, more than 150 students have earned their high school diplomas.
During the event, Max Biagini from Pottsgrove School District and Solomon Wilson and Nya Zenquis, both from Phoenixville School District, received their high school diplomas. Several other students were recognized with awards.
Meanwhile, family members and school district representatives took to the stage to honor each graduate’s success and encourage them to continue their work.
“The three of you are setting examples for the rest of the Gateway cohorts,” said MCCC’s Board of Trustee member and Keynote Speaker Napoleon Nelson. “Today, we are celebrating your academic accomplishments—accomplishments that others might not think they could achieve. Find that person; pour into that person; validate, guide, and inspire that person.”
All three graduates will continue their education at MCCC in the fall.