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Jacob Randall is first Westwood student to earn dual high school, college diplomas

On a recent Friday morning, two high school students were working in tandem in Gillette College’s diesel technology workshop. They’re the youngest students in the program and often work together.

They’re not out of place, though; they’re exactly where they’re supposed to be.

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Dual-enrollment student Jacob Randall checks the electronic connectors on a semitruck while in a diesel mechanic workshop class at Gillette College last week. Randall finished his studies at Westwood High School in December and graduated with his associate degree in diesel technology Friday evening.

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Jacob Randall puts away tools after pulling a transmission apart during a diesel mechanic workshop at Gillette College.

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Jacob Randall has come a long way from not caring much about finishing high school to becoming the first Westwood student to earn an associate degree from Gillette College while also completing a high school diploma.

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Jacob Randall, a dual enrollment student at both Westwood High School and Gillette College, works with a hydraulic trainer at Gillette College last Friday in his diesel mechanic workshop class.

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The busy hands of Jacob Randall changes connects tubes to simulate oil flows on a hydraulic trainer at Gillette College last Friday.

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Jacob Randall works on a semi during his diesel mechanic workshop class at Gillette College last Friday.

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Jacob Randall cleans parts after pulling apart a transmission at Gillette College last Friday morning.

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Jacob Randall, a dual enrollment student at both Westwood High School and Gillette College, wipes off transmission parts during his diesel mechanic workshop class last Friday.

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