Flap Over Dual-Enrollment Valedictorian

February 7, 2011

Etowah High School recently announced that its valedictorian would be Kelly McCahill -- and that is controversial because she has never enrolled at the high school. As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, she is a dual-enrollment student, earning high school credit through her studies at the University of West Georgia. Many of the high school's students are upset about the way things turned out, but the school's rules say that grade-point averages of dual-enrollment courses should be counted. Beheruz N. Sethna, the president at West Georgia, is speaking out in McCahill's defense. "In this case, we have firsthand knowledge of how hard-working and deserving Kelly is to receive this honor," he said.

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