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North Hagerstown students earn IB diplomas

December 01, 2008

Twelve students from North Hagerstown High School's Class of 2008 earned International Baccalaureate (IB) Program diplomas from the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Diploma students must successfully complete seven IB courses, a research project and 150 hours of community service. IB courses are rigorous, college-level courses that prepare students for the academic challenges of higher education.

Students with IB diplomas may be accepted to a college or university anywhere in the world, according to a release from the school system.

Students who achieved IB diploma status are Leah Beachley, Hannah Boward, Susan Kelly, Rima KiKani, Gillian Kramer, Sean Kross, Stephanie Mock, Ashley Rimbey, Otto Schoeck, Jessica Shuff, Curtis Smith and Betsy Warner.

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The program began when the students were juniors in 2006-07.

There are two types of IB students - diploma students and certificate students. Certificate students are those who do not plan to complete the nine required courses but want the advantages of taking higher-level courses. This school year, nine seniors are working toward IB diplomas and 19 seniors are working for certificates. In this year's junior class, 34 students have begun the diploma track and nine juniors are working toward a certificate.

The IB coordinator is Kevin Jackson.

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