ABC 7 CHICAGO: Teen gets associate's degree before HS diploma
A high school senior is getting his high school diploma nearly a month after getting a college degree.
Vincent Pena, 18, will be receiving his high school diploma from 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana. Last month he walked across the stage and received an associate degree from Ivy Tech. He is not the first to simultaneously take college classes while in high school. He is the first to complete 60 hours of college credit and graduate from both within weeks.
"It is amazing that I accomplished so much. It was a lot of struggle to get through those classes," he said. "It was hard because i had no one to talk to. I had to sacrifice my social life." READ MORE