Rachel, a rising senior at Pendleton High School, started taking dual-credit courses at Tri-County during her junior year. "It was a great opportunity to meet my high-school requirements and earn college credit at the same time. I enjoyed coming to a college campus for classes and have been able to apply my college skills to my high school classes," said Rachel, who experienced a significant GPA increase after taking dual-enrollment classes. Rachel was recently named Anderson County's Distinguished Young Woman, and finished as second runner up to South Carolina's Distinguished Young Woman. She attributes her success,especially her preliminary scholastic award, to her dual-enrollment involvement. "Tri-County has definitely been a great experience for me."