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Ahead of their time: CCHS and TBHS seniors earn college degrees before high school diplomas

It’s a time-honored trope of being a teenager to wish oneself older, more mature. That comes with more freedom, responsibility and fewer of the annoyances of youth. Bodies have grown, more or less, to their adult sizes. Driving allows for a world of new possibilities.

As one nears the end of high school, discussion often turns to the future, relatives and friends ask reflexively, “What are you going to do next?”

Lizzie Rohrer

Thunder Basin High School senior Lizzie Rohrer, 17, will be shipping out for basic military training for the Air Force June 28 and plans to earn her Bachelor’s in social work through the Community College of the Air Force.

Kindal Cunningham

Campbell County High School senior Kindal Cunningham, 18, wants to pursue her pre-med bachelor degree with a minor in biology to become a trauma surgeon one day.

Rachel Rasse

Senior Rachel Rasse, 17, plans on attending the University of Wyoming to pursue a degree in nursing after graduation from Thunder Basin High School. She also earned an associate degree from Gillette College this spring.

Rowdy Morman

Rowdy Morman, 18, is a senior at Campbell County High School who plans on furthering his education in either aerospace engineering or aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University after graduating this spring. He’ll have a head start on his college education having already earned an associate degree from Gillette College as a dual-enrollment high school student.

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