Emily Ferrell, a senior at Edison High School and member of the Class of 2018, has decided to pursue a career in education because of the experiences she’s had during her time in the Edison Local School District.
Ferrell will begin that journey at West Liberty University in the fall with 50 college credits earned and $25,000 in college tuition cost savings thanks to the teachers in the EHS College Credit Plus (CCP) program.
“CCP was a great opportunity I had to take advantage of to save me and my family money toward my college education,” Emily said. “I am very lucky to have a school that offers these classes.”
Emily has been a member of the Beta Club and Student Council and served as Vice President of the Acapella Choir during her time at EHS. She also competed on the Wildcat soccer and softball teams.
Six Edison High School staff members have taken additional classwork to become adjunct professors in the College Credit Plus program. This has allowed EHS students to complete the college course work without ever leaving the high school campus.
“I feel these classes have prepared me for how college will be and helped me learn the right ways to study,” Ferrell said. “Future Wildcats should take the CCP courses if they’re able because it is worth the hard work and studying.”
Ferrell will major in Elementary and Special Education at West Liberty to become a teacher; a path which was inspired by her teachers in the Edison Local School District.
“We are lucky to have great teachers at Edison,” Emily said. “They have inspired me to become a teacher, and I hope I can have the same positive impact on my future students that my teachers have made on me.”