clara hinklin ccp 2018

BHS graduate moving on to college prepared for expectations

Clara Hinklin, a member of the Class of 2018 at Bucyrus High School, will pursue her college degree in Social Work with a better understanding of collegiate expectations because she challenged herself in the College Credit Plus program.

Hinklin will continue her education at The Ohio State University at Marion with 15 college credit hours attained and $7,500 in college tuition costs saved for her family.

“College Credit Plus courses helped me understand how college professors teach and what they expect from students compared to high school teachers,” Clara said. “I knew I could handle the challenge and that it would save my parents and I money.”

She was a member of the Science Club and Quiz Team during her time at BHS. She served as the Treasurer of Girls Boosters during her senior year.

“Clara started taking College Credit Plus courses during her sophomore year,” Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke. “She knew she was prepared to handle the work required to succeed in the college courses, and she achieved her goal.”

Her advice to future BHS students considering the challenge of the College Credit Plus program is simple: take advantage of College Credit Plus as soon as possible.

“College Credit Plus classes will benefit students in ways well beyond the financial piece,” Clara said. “The courses are very eye opening for students and they should take advantage of the access to higher education given to them through Bucyrus High School.”