Tough classwork nothing new for Bucyrus graduate

Sarah Lipscomb, a member of the Bucyrus High School Class of 2019, was no stranger to taking the toughest classes offered at BHS and jumped at the chance to enroll in the College Credit Plus program when presented with the opportunity.

Sarah earned 23 college credit hours and will save her family $11,500 in tuition costs when she enrolls in the Nursing program at the University of Findlay in the fall.

“I have always taken a rigorous honors course load and I wanted to take these classes to challenge myself and prepare for college,” she said. “I thought this was a great opportunity to save my family money as well since the classes are free.”

Sarah immersed herself in student life during her time at BHS. She served as President of Student Council and Science Club, Vice President of Girls Boosters and National Honor Society, and was Section and Squad Leader in the Marching and Pep Bands and was selected as Captain of the Girls Varsity Tennis Team.

“Sarah possesses a number of positive characteristics, including an incredible work ethic, that has made her successful,” Bucyrus Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke said. “Her willingness to work hard has given her an advantage going into her college career.”

Taking CCP courses helped Sarah develop time management skills and taught her how to balance everything while still in high school. The program also gave her experience with the structure of a college classes and exposed her to a variety of professors and teaching styles.

“I would tell other students and families to make sure they take advantage of the CCP program at Bucyrus High School,” Sarah said. “Our district does a great job providing a variety of unique opportunities like the CCP program and this is a great way to get ahead and save money on college tuition.”

The Bucyrus High School Class of 2019 earned a total of 302 college credit hours, saving their families $151,000 in college tuition costs.