News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chrysten Crockett
(803) 327-8032

May 20, 2014

 Middle College Students Recognized at Annual Luncheon

ROCK HILL, SC  High school students who finished off their spring semester with York Technical College’s Middle College Program joined family, friends and staff as they were honored this week at the Western York County Middle College Luncheon.

These juniors and seniors from Clover High School and York Comprehensive High School had the opportunity to complete college courses as a part of their high school education. This partnership between York and Clover school districts and York Tech allows students to not only save money on their college education, it also gives students the opportunity to get ahead in their college preparation.

“This program has helped me experience college life as a high school student," said Clover Senior Ambrosia Icard. "I definitely think other students should take advantage of it because it really does give you a head start.”

Icard, who will be starting as a full-time student at York Tech in the fall, explained how Middle College helped her get closer to her goal of becoming a nurse or surgical technician. This partnership benefits high school students in that they are able to earn anywhere from one to three semesters of college credit. This translates to thousands of dollars saved and gives students a solid foundation so they can successfully complete their higher education goals.

The Middle College Program was started at Clover in 2009 and expanded to York in 2010 (creating the western york county middle college). Below is a presentation on middle college for more information.

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Those interested in Middle College can contact:

Martha Jean Starnes, Clover High School

Louvetta Dicks, York Comprehensive High School


About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our Community Through Maximizing Student Success.



York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730