Across the East, summer is winding down.
Students are returning to the classroom.
This includes the Early College High School at Pitt Community College.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place this morning.
University and school leaders participated.
Students enrolled in the program received a first look at the new facility.
“What a great opportunity for them to earn their high school diploma and their two-year degree in four to five years for free,” said Principal of Early College Wynn Wahittington.
“For me, it’s a great opportunity because no one in my family has been able to graduate from college,” said a student of Early College High School Nerikza Encarnacion.
The new facility replaces trailers designated as classrooms for three years.
The Early College students began classes this week.