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Graduation coverage was lacking for Middle College

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Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 12:00 am

It's that time of year — graduations, promotions, so many celebrated achievements and milestones. Recently, we had the privilege of attending five graduations; each was very enjoyable, and we were in awe of the numerous accomplishments and triumphs exhibited by our future leaders!

I have read with joy and excitement all of the News-Sentinel's coverage of these exciting and inspirational moments along with photographs depicting one journey's end coupled with the anticipation of exciting new beginnings. Thank you, News-Sentinel, for sharing our young peoples' "once in a lifetime moments."

Regrettably, I noticed one caveat in the News-Sentinel's coverage: Middle College High School, a Lodi Unified School District high school on the Delta College campus, was relegated to a few photos with captions. MCHS offers students an opportunity to receive their high school education while simultaneously attending college — in many cases, upon graduation from high school, they have also attained their college Associate of Arts degree.

As noted in your article of Sept. 21, 2011, MCHS received the highest API score (908) of any San Joaquin County High School, and yet unfortunately did not receive any graduation coverage to support this. In our case, we witnessed the graduation of Aileen Yum-Chan, who graduated from MCHS as well as obtaining six Associate of Arts degrees from Delta College. These young people work extremely hard to balance high school, college, clubs, etc. while keeping their sights on the final outcome — to be successful, contributing and respectful members of our society!

Congratulations, 2012 MCHS graduates, on your many accomplishments. Well done!

Christina Youngsma


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