High school students utilize summer break for Early College Experience at AWC

Parker, AZ (August 29, 2018) – Three students from Parker High School took part in the Early College Experience at Arizona Western College by taking a college class over the summer.

Antenor Esquerra, Melati Ocampo, and Gabriela Ocampo received college credit for completing AST-130 (The Planets) taught by Professor Robert Reaves. And they did so at a lower rate, as students who are 17 and under only pay $25 per credit hour in comparison to the $84 per credit hour cost for those 18 and older.

Working mom of three shares about her experiences at AWC

Parker, AZ (May 15, 2018) – The small school atmosphere and number of services available to help guide students were two deciding factors for Heather Huhtala when considering whether or not to attend Arizona Western College. The proximity of AWC’s Parker Campus to her home and the affordability of the classes helped too, especially since she was also raising three children and working at the same time.

Huhtala took a combination of online and in-person courses to earn her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from AWC in 2016.

Miss La Paz 2018 crowned, wins over $5K in scholarships

Parker, AZ (April 17, 2018) – Desaray Brault was crowned Miss La Paz 2018 during the Miss La Paz Pageant at the La Paz County Fair in Parker last month.

During the ceremony, hosted by reigning Miss Arizona MaddieRose Holler, Brault received a scholarship from Arizona Western College for one year of tuition valued at $1,000 as well as a $4,500 scholarship raised by the community. The Miss La Paz pageant is part of the Miss America Organization, which has been recognized as one of the largest scholarship providers for young women.