When Amanda Shammo graduated from Gibsonburg High School in 2014, she knew that she was going to be attending Terra State Community College in the fall and studying Business Management. Beyond that, she wasn’t sure what the future held. Shammo recalls, “I never had a certain plan. I chose Terra State because its home. It’s local. I could go to school full time and work full time. It was definitely a challenge to take on, but I was prepared for it.”
When Shammo started classes at Terra State, she was a full-time building materials associate at Lowes. To accommodate her schedule, online courses made most sense. “I would study mainly at night, sometimes until two in the morning.” One semester, Shammo took eight classes. “I wanted to get it done and I pushed a lot.”
Shammo also realized that there was much she didn’t learn in high school. “When you go from high school to college, you need to take on responsibility. You need to set your priorities straight.” One priority that Shammo set for herself was to graduate with honors. She did not do it in high school and wanted to make sure she did in college. She attained that goal graduating summa cum laude with a 3.98 grade point average.
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