Students graduate high school, tech school in same month


FARMERSBURG, Ind. — Later this month, two North Central High School seniors will walk in two graduation ceremonies. 

Brycen Sheffler and Jonathan Pinkston will earn their high school diploma in addition to three certificates from Ivy Tech Community College with honors through Twin Rivers Career & Technical Education Center.

Both students have earned the right to wear gold, “Latin Cords” which represent graduating with honors.

Sheffler and Pinkston began the vocational program their junior year because they felt welding would be a good skill to learn. They had not given much thought to it as a career or where these classes would take them.

At the beginning of their senior year, the two 18-year-olds decided to get serious and turn this new skill into a career. 

With the help of their College and Careers instructor, they started a job search, which led to offers at Peabody Energy. Sheffler and Pinkston accepted their offers and will start at the Bear Run Mine the first week of June.


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