Travis M. - Success Story

Travis and Dr. LucasWhen I started Gateway (now Connect to College) in the summer of 2011, I was ready for a fresh start. I'd had a tough time in high school - too much drama at school, and too much pressure at home to help cover family expenses, since my father had been unemployed for a couple of years. I got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore, so I quit in the middle of my senior year. After I left school, I worked a series of low-paying jobs to help make ends meet. I was grateful for the work, but I knew I wanted more for my life. I'd heard about Gateway (Connect) from a friend who had been in the program. When I finally decided the time was right for me, I submitted an application for admission. It was one of the best decisions of my life. Gateway was tough, but I got a lot of support and I graduated after two semesters with my high school diploma from Seneca High School and 18 college credits (and a college GPA of 3.17)! After a semester as a full-time "regular" Tri-County student, I decided to continue my studies at Virginia College in cosmetology. As quickly as possible after getting my cosmetology license, I plan to continue my education at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in a major designed to integrate various areas of theater arts, including stage/film make-up and special effects. Ultimately I hope to work in the film industry or for various theatrical and stage productions. (Pictured with Travis is Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent of the School District of Oconee County.)

 

 

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