Courtney was first introduced to Tri-County when she was accepted into the Bridge to Clemson program, an invitation-only program for academically talented freshmen. "The Bridge program is wonderful! I have found Tri-County to be very challenging, and it is preparing me well for Clemson," said Courtney. "When I was a little girl, my babysitter was the special events coordinator at USC. I was fascinated by stories of her job and decided I wanted to work in public relations and marketing. The classes I'm taking at Tri-County are not only preparing me for a four-year university but also for my future career."