High School Achiever
Knights Stories featuring Patrick, Shasta College Knight, 2021
I will be graduating from Shasta College with my Associate Degree in Business Accounting before I graduate high school. I am a 17-year-old, homeschooled, high school senior, and I have been attending Shasta College part-time since I was 13. While enrolled at Shasta College, I have served as the Vice President of Leadership for our honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. I’m also working toward earning my Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate and my Eagle Scout. I will receive my high school diploma two weeks after I graduate from Shasta College this coming spring. After graduation, I will transfer and earn a double major in Accounting and Engineering. Ultimately, I hope to obtain my master’s in Engineering.
Shasta College has been the best experience for me. Besides my transfer required courses, I have also found a love for glassblowing, swimming, economics, ASL, and history. I have made many friends through different campus activities and have learned so much about what direction I want to follow in my life. Since I am on the Autism Spectrum the P.A.C.E. program has been an invaluable resource. I have had amazing teachers, small classes of all varieties, and many opportunities to make friends. The resources on campus and accommodations for those of us dealing with disabilities are excellent.
Times are different now, as opposed to a year ago. We are now learning online instead of in person. This has been challenging, but the teachers, counselors, and administrators are working hard to make the transition easier. After attending classes at both the Tehama campus and Redding Campus, I would recommend Shasta College to anyone! Shasta College offers something for everyone. I believe that Shasta College has provided me with the best start in my higher education.
Shasta College Knight, 2021