DMACC Career Advantage Program

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Career Advantage Student named to DMACC Honors Program as a high school junior

Christopher Martin  

Christopher Martin, who will graduate simultaneously from Ankeny Centennial High School and Des Moines Area Community College this spring, is the first-ever high school student accepted into the DMACC Honors Program and runs his own non-profit.

Dr. Laurie Linhart, DMACC Honors Program Director, said Martin, who was enrolled in DMACC classes, contacted her during the summer before his junior year requesting a face-to-face meeting to discuss applying to the DMACC Honors Program. Since he was still in high school, his application had to be reviewed by the DMACC Honors Appeals Committee which quickly admitted him to the DMACC Honors Program.

Martin became the very first high school student in the six-year history of the program. He graduated from Ankeny Centennial High School, DMACC and the DMACC Honors Program simultaneously in the spring 2020 semester. 

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