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Elizabeth Kent wins award

In honor of National School Counseling Week, the Early College Program at Idaho State University (ISU) recognized and surprised seven school counselors and College and Career Advisors. The Early College staff at ISU nominated and voted on these counselors and advisors. Each recipient received a balloon bouquet, a swag bag, and some yummy treats to share with colleagues. Elizabeth Kent was one of those seven recipients. Elizabeth (or Ms. Kent to her students) works as the Advanced Opportunities Teacher at MHS. She works with students who want to take dual-credit college courses. Most recently, she has been working with ISU to help students at MHS work toward receiving their Associate of Art in University Studies degree.   

Students who attend MHS have money from the state of Idaho to spend on dual credit college courses, some of which are taken directly from ISU, with ISU professors. Elizabeth said, "This is such a wonderful opportunity for our students in this small rural school to complete two years of college. That saves our students so much money! But this program isn't for the faint of heart. Students must be self-motivated and willing to work hard during the year and during the summer if they want those two years of college complete by the time they graduate." It takes some serious hard work from our MHS students to qualify.

 With the help of Angie (Willie) Williams (coordinator of the ISU Paralegal Studies Program), Elizabeth also had the opportunity to bring those courses to MHS. Students can work toward an Associate of Paralegal Studies while working on their Associate of University Studies.

 Students at MHS are lucky to have an opportunity to finish two years of college while in high school. All they have to do is walk into the High School Library to make an appointment with Ms. Kent. She prefers to meet with parents and students so that everyone is on the same page and ready to get to work. You can contact her via email at [email protected].

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