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In addition to earning her high school diploma last month, Brook Chick also graduated with her associate’s degree from North Idaho College.

She walked across the stage at North Idaho College 15 days before the commencement exercise at Lakeside High School.

Brook Chick, of Plummer, graduated from North Idaho College receiving her associate's degree 15 days prior to participating in her high school graduation at Lakeside High School.

Brook Chick, of Plummer, graduated from North Idaho College receiving her associate’s degree 15 days prior to participating in her high school graduation at Lakeside High School.

“It was kind of weird because I hadn’t gone through my high school graduation,” she said.

Brook started as a fulltime dual enrollment student at the beginning of her junior year of high school.

“While I really enjoyed high school, I didn’t feel academically challenged,” she said. “I felt like I was losing interest and so I talked to my guidance counselor and we looked into the program.”

When she started taking college courses, Brook said she didn’t know for sure if she would finish her two-year degree. However, she was willing to take on the challenge.

Despite taking classes at North Idaho College, Brook was determined to stay involved at Lakeside High School. She stayed active in several extracurricular activities including National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Knowledge Bowl and FCCLA.

“I felt like I was a college student who got to go to high school periodically,” she said.

Between her junior and senior year, she took classes through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy as well. Brook said she feels the opportunity has helped her to be more prepared for attending Boise State University this fall.

She says she plans to major in business and minor in nonprofit management. She added she does not know exactly what her plans are after college and admits she had changed what she will major in many times.

“I know I want to live in a metropolitan area,” she said.

She added she would recommend other high school students to consider the dual enrollment program.

“It really does prepare you for going onto a higher educational institution and if you decided you don’t want to go to a four-year school then you already have your two-year degree and are qualified for a lot of positions right out of high school,” Brook said. “I’ve met a lot of awesome people and it’s been a great opportunity.”

Brook is the daughter of Mark Chick and the late Ruth Chick.

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