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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Junior takes on extra classwork to graduate one year early


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Junior Adriana Nelson has moved each year between Wrangell and Yakutat since seventh grade. She has been taking three extra classes on average and fulfilling other requirements to graduate early with this year's senior class.

It takes a lot of extra work to do what one Wrangell High School student has done to get a jump on her future.

Junior Adriana Nelson will graduate with this year's senior class in May, having satisfied all the coursework to do so. But it wasn't easy. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only about 3% of high school students nationwide graduate early.

"I had to take three extra classes," Nelson said last Thursday, while taking a quick break from class. "Then I have an (on-the-job training) that happens after school with Brian Ashton with this plane he's building."


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