July 7, 2016 – Gateway to College at Massasoit Community College is a comprehensive early college high school program that enables qualified, motivated students to earn a high school diploma while accruing college credits.  Although all activities take place on the college campus, students are dually enrolled in both the school district and the college, receiving a high school diploma from the district in which they live.

This year’s 25 graduates were recognized at a commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 30 at the Massasoit Conference Center. The graduates were:

George Augustin, Brockton High School
Erik J. Best, Champion High School
Shea-Lynn Bowen, Brockton High School
Kadeem Cameron, Champion High School
Devon Campbell, Whitman-Hanson High School
Terin Kasica, Champion High School
Jaylene Coelho, Brockton High School
Anthony Cugno, Brockton High School
Gualter DaGraca, Brockton High School
Amber Dalleva, Middleborough High School
Megan Drier, Whitman-Hanson High School
Samantha Durfee, Brockton High School
Keon Falaise, Brockton High School
Jazzlyn Figueroa, Brockton High School
Morgan Frawley, Whitman-Hanson High School
Larry Gutierrez-Perlera, Everett High School
Jocelyn Hill, Brockton High School
Isaiah Lai-Fook, Brockton High School
Bryce MacNevin, Brockton High School
Joel Nieves, Champion High School
Casey Ouimette, Everett High School
Scott Shamburg, Randolph High School
Shylaa Silva, Brockton High School
Gabrielle Vanderveer, Brockton High School
Elizabeth Whitney, Brockton High School
Alexandra Williams, Brockton High School

Students in the program are a diverse group of young people between the ages of 15 and 21. Some students believe that a traditional high school setting is not the right fit, some left high school before graduating, were on the verge of leaving, or were behind in credits to graduate with their designated class; others are academic achievers getting a head start on a college education.