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Wildcat senior definition of student-athlete

Kayla Huff, a senior at Edison High School and member of the Class of 2018, worked just as hard on the competition field as she did in the classroom as a Wildcat.

She will enroll in the Civil Engineering program at the University of Akron in the fall having earned 55 college credits, totaling $27,500 in college tuition savings, thanks to the College Credit Plus (CCP) program and a dedicated group of teachers at Edison High School.

“I wanted to help my parents save money and be ahead of my classmates as I head into college,” Kayla said. “I have a better understanding of many concepts that I would have not known if I skipped out on the CCP classes.”

Kayla served as captain of the Wildcat volleyball and girls’ basketball teams during her senior year. She was a member of National Beta Club and Spanish Club and earned a varsity letter all four years of high school in volleyball, girls’ basketball and track.

“Taking CCP courses helped me get a head start on my college education,” Huff said. “I would highly suggest that future students consider taking these CCP classes at Edison because it (CCP) is an opportunity to owe less money for college and not have as much debt after earning a degree.”

Dani Carroll, Diane Sokol, Jamie Evans, Bill Koehnlein, Angela Arbogast and Ellen Swickard, all members of the staff at Edison High School, received additional training to earn the status of adjunct professors. These six staff members allow Wildcat students to take college courses without ever leaving Edison High School.

“The CCP teachers challenged me in ways that will help me be more successful in college,” Kayla said. “Edison has been an amazing school with an amazing education system.”