High school seniors graduate with degree through University Academy

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - It has taken years, but it's time for graduation and maybe college. Tuesday night University Academy graduated its largest class to date of 64 students.

UA is a private school at LSUA where students can get duel enrollment credit.

Eight students from the class are graduating with an Associate's Degree. Three of those seniors earned more than 70 hours of college credit.

"It makes me feel like I am very prepared," said UA graduate Katelynn Ross. "Because I am going to LSU in Baton Rouge, so it is kind of like the same setting, maybe just on a smaller scale. But, it has prepared me quite well for what is to come."

On top of all of that, two students in UA's program tied for the Chancellor's Award, which means they had the highest GPA for an Associate's Degree among their LSUA class.

"It's interesting and it's challenging, and it is exciting to see our dreams come true," said UA Director Deette Loyd. "When we build the school and when we opened the school many years ago, four years ago, that was our dream. We are now realizing our dream and it just makes it valid what we do on a day to day basis."

Looking toward next year, more than 18 students are on track to graduate with an Associate's Degree. For more information on the program, visit the attached link.

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