This past year, Hanover Area High School Guidance Counselor Nicole Hummer was tasked with surveying students to see who would be interested in attending classes at Luzerne County Community College with the goal of graduating with a certification in the trades field.
The program was made possible due to a generous donation Hanover Area received from an anonymous source that enabled students to graduate from LCCC completely debt-free.
After a year-and-a-half of juggling both high school and college classes, two students walked across the stage at LCCC Thursday with a degree in electrical construction a week before their high school graduation: eighteen-year-old William May and seventeen-year-old Caden Hummer.
Hummer admits that she may be biased: Caden is her son, and he and William are good friends.
“We’re just so proud of them,” Hummer said. “Balancing everything and accomplishing this in such a short amount of time.”