Thirty-four seniors earned diplomas this year from Early College High School, a joint venture between Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Chemeketa Community College. They walked on Friday, June 9 in a ceremony at Sprague High School.
The school has the goal of serving an underserved, but motivated population of students by providing them with an accelerated high school academic program while creating a pathway to college.
This small but mighty group of graduates were ready to jump right into their junior year at any college once they left with their diploma in hand.
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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.