Name: Amanda Campbell
High School: South Paulding High School
College (Current or Future): Chattahoochee Technical College
Major/Intended Major: Design and Media Production Technology
Financial Aid Program: Dual Enrollment
Thanks to Dual Enrollment, Amanda Campbell was able to follow a family tradition – she attended Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC).
“I learned about (Dual Enrollment) from my high school counselor,” said Campbell, who graduated from South Paulding High School in May 2017. “I applied and started at CTC in my junior year with all expenses paid.”
In December 2017, Campbell had completed enough credits towards her associate degree in Design and Media Production Technology, she was able to participate in CTC’s graduation ceremonies along with her older sister, Portia Harris.
“My sister graduated with a diploma in Medical Assisting,” Campbell said to the Dallas New Era, “and in 2016, my mom (Rozella Campbell) used the HOPE Grant and graduated from (CTC) with a Cosmetology diploma.”
The youngest Campbell graduate from CTC is currently pursuing a volunteer position for her graphic design and animation talents with a “worldwide organization based in New York.” She’s also teaching English as a second language to Chinese students online.
“Participating in the Dual Enrollment program lifted a potential burden for me and my family. I was able to focus on my assignments and not how I would pay off a debt for the rest of my life,” Campbell said. “I can now look to the future with confidence and make my family proud.”
Campbell advises others to follow in her footsteps and try out the various opportunities to continue your education beyond high school.
“Georgia provides so many options when it comes to financial aid. Even if you think you won't be eligible, it won't hurt to do the research and see,” said Campbell. “Once you're in college, do your best and don't be afraid to ask for help.”