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First Generation College Student Celebrates Acceptance to Grambling State University

It’s not often you see a parent happy to be called to the Principal’s office but LaJuana McCree’s weariness quickly turned into a celebration. Ms. McCree’s pride and dance moves could not be contained at the news her daughter had received an acceptance letter to Grambling State University.  Grand Prairie ISD senior Promise McCree has attended college classes as part of her course work at South Grand Prairie Early College High School.  Her dream of continuing her education at a university was realized when she heard from Grambling State University where she will major in criminal psychology. 

Promise’s four years of hard work, her mom’s undying support, and the dedication of her teachers have all lead to one dance-worthy moment.

The South Grand Prairie Early College High School will see their first graduation this May boasting 104 seniors.  61% of their graduates will have an Associate’s Degree two weeks before they receive their high school diploma.