A Cherokee County high school senior has been named Kennesaw State University’s Outstanding Dual Enrollment Honors Student for 2012-2013.
Emily Solon, a senior at Creekview High School, began taking classes at Kennesaw State during her junior year. She has a 3.9 GPA and is on track to earn 52 college credit hours by the time she graduates from Creekview in May. The award will be presented during a ceremony in April.
Solon has been accepted into Georgia Tech, where she will pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. She is an environmental science and pre-calculus supplemental instruction leader at Kennesaw State and also also has been a tutor in the school’s math lab.
Outside of school, she works part-time at Walgreens. Solon enjoys competitive martial arts, including K-1, muay thai and international rules kickboxing. She holds a blue belt in Brazilian ju-jitsu.
The University’s Dual Enrollment Honors Program enables high school juniors and seniors to take college coursework. The award is presented annually to the dual enrollment student with the highest GPA and the greatest number of Kennesaw State credits and honors courses.