As graduation season has wrapped up, many are breathing sighs of relief and celebrating their accomplishment. One Neah-Kah-Nie High School graduate, Spider Hyde, is celebrating times three. In addition to completing his high school diploma in 2022, Spider graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tillamook Bay Community College with 3 degrees — an Associate of Science, an Associate of General Studies and an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer. At the TBCC graduation, he was recognized as the only high school grad to accomplish this in 2022, and one of only three others to earn a college degree at the same time as their high school diploma in TBCC’s history.
The TBCC program allows high school students to take college-level courses during high school to earn credits toward their associate degree for free. This is an amazing opportunity for Tillamook County high school students, and Spider certainly is on his way to a successful college career. Spider is heading off to Oregon State University in the Fall to study Zoology; he was awarded over $40,000 in scholarships, including a trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos this summer to explore. Congratulations times three, Spider!