Fulton Independent Schools Bulldog Academy hold Meet & Greet

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Fulton Independent School’s Bulldog Academy hosted a meet and greet recently at the FIS Board of Education Office. Members of the community were invited to stop by to learn more about the Bulldog Academy by talking with some of the students involved in the program. According to their brochure, the Bulldog Academy is a dual-credit program offered at FIS. When fully utilized, it allows students to enter college as sophomores, offering significant tuition savings to parents and an educational advantage to students. The Bulldog Academy provides a promise to students that money will not be the reason they are unable to pursue a post-secondary education. This program depends solely on private contributions in a reduced-cost partnership with Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Students attend the Fulton County Area Technology Center, attend on-campus dual-credit classes taught by FIS faculty and participate in on-line dual-credit classes to get a jump start on their college coursework. Bulldog Academy sponsors for 2013-2014 include Jeff Campbell, Citizens Bank, Four Rivers Foundation, Fulton City/Fulton County Retired Teachers, Sondra Gibbs, Heritage Bank, Hancock Family Farms, Ken-Tenn Outfitters, Brenda Mahan, Deanna Miller, Northwest Insurance, Dianne Owen, Parkway Regional Hospital, Reelfoot Bank, Sam Miller State Farm Insurance, Tamara Smith, Whipple Scholarship Fund.

Pictured: (seated left to right) Caroline Rushing; Cali Turner; Brett Jenkins; Cameron Dodson; Bobby Burns; Geneva Storey, Bulldog Academy Faculty Sponsor; Hannah Grooms; (back row, left to right) Mason Garland; Nekkesia Jackson; Nick Ware; Monica Brown; Mary Katherine Miller; and Lexi Snow.

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