For Immediate Release
June 5, 2017
Chase Hunter is one of four Scholastic Achievement Award winners being recognized by Lower Columbia College for exceptional academic achievement during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
Chase is a Running Start student from Kelso High School. He has maintained a 4.0 grade point average at LCC, and is earning his associate degree in Computer and Electric Pre-Engineering. Because he wanted to focus on math and engineering courses instead of high school requirements, Chase is also opting to earn his high school diploma from LCC. Thanks to a relatively new state law, any student in Washington can request a high school diploma in addition to their associate degree if they request it (as long as they haven’t already earned a diploma elsewhere).
In the fall, Chase is headed to the University of Washington (UW) where he plans to get a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
He hopes to also take advantage of a collaborative program there which would allow him to specialize in Nano Molecular Engineering. Ultimately, Chase hopes to work in the high-tech sector for a company such as Intel.
When he’s not focusing on academics (which isn’t very often), Chase keeps busy tending the sheep, pigs, chickens and turkeys on his family’s farm.
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