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Caroline County Student Receives Dual Enrollment Award

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Amber Bickerton (center) receives the 2013 Chesapeake College Outstanding Dual Enrollment Student Award from Dean for Recruitment Kathy Petrichenko and President Barbara Viniar. 

WYE MILLS - North Caroline High School graduate Amber Bickerton was named Chesapeake College’s Outstanding Dual Enrollment Student for 2013.

Bickerton, who graduated in the spring from high school, was recently recognized by Chesapeake’s Board of Trustees for winning the college’s Outstanding Dual Enrollment Student Award.

The Outstanding Dual Enrollment Student Award requirements include a high school counselor recommendation, a minimum GPA of 3.5, a minimum of three semesters of coursework and notable extracurricular activities.

During her high school years, Bickerton was a member of the National Honor Society, played sports and worked part-time.

"I had finished all my high school requirements after my junior year and I loved the Chesapeake College campus and being able to take college classes," said Bickerton, who received her Crime Scene Technician Certificate a week before she received her high school diploma. "So I figured, why not do it full-time?"

In the 2012-2013 academic year at Chesapeake, Bickerton earned 39 credits and posted a 3.91 GPA. Now pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Bickerton is preparing for a career in law enforcement.

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