Dozens of hard-working Middle College High School students were celebrated during the 7th annual Middle College High School Inspire Success Brunch on March 1. While attending MCHS, students are also enrolled in classes at San Bernardino Valley College, earning credits. This year, 70 MCHS students were invited to the brunch, which acknowledges those who have completed a minimum of six college units and earned a GPA of 3.5 or better during the spring and/or fall 2018 semesters.

"We want to provide an opportunity for the students to talk with faculty from similar major backgrounds and learn more about possible careers, goals, and interests for higher education," MCHS Program Counselor Kim Wingson said. The brunch also honors seniors who will earn their Associate of Arts degree or IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) certification by May. IGETC is a series of courses that community college students in the state can take, designed to satisfy general education requirements, before transferring to a University of California or California State University.

This year, five MCHS students will graduate with an AA degree and IGETC certification, while eight will have completed their IGETC. Wingson says that SBVC and MCHS have a "strong relationship," and the schools are "constantly working to collaborate with one another to best serve our students. This awards brunch was only one of the many events we are privileged to experience with the Middle College High School."