Missouri Innovation Campus students graduate from Metropolitan Community College

// Posted By Janice Phelan

Seven students from the Lee’s Summit R-7 Missouri Innovation Campus recently participated in graduation ceremonies at Metropolitan Community College, earning their associate degrees. Students pictured with Dr. Kirk Nooks (back row), president of MCC-Longview, are (from left) Spencer Werremeyer, Lee’s Summit North High School, software development major, employed at NIC; Cody DeMent, Lee’s Summit West High School, software development major, employed at NIC; Shane Tenorio, Raytown South High School, software development major, employed at Cerner Corp.; Natan Garcia, Raytown South High School, software development major, employed at DST Systems; Thilon Berry, Center High School, software development major, employed at AWNIX; Jack Bliss, Blue Springs South High School, systems engineering major, employed at Alexander Open Systems; and Matthew Feith, Raymore Peculiar High School, systems engineering major, employed at VML.

Through the Missouri Innovation Campus, located within Lee’s Summit R-7’s Summit Technology Academy, students are able to accelerate the time it takes to graduate from college and participate in high-tech paid internships while dramatically reducing the cost of a four-year degree. The MIC is a partnership of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College, University of Central Missouri and area businesses.

For more information about the nationally recognized program, visit http://sta.lsr7.org/missouri-innovation-campus/.

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