Georgia high schools graduates who were accepted into college at Fulton County Schools earned their first full-time job last week, after getting a loan to buy a home, buying a car and getting a tattoo.
The high school graduates are now the third class of Georgia students to have their first job in the state.
They will be the first of a total of more than 1,500 Georgia high-school graduates who have been accepted into four-year colleges and universities since the end of the school year.
The first batch of the graduates, who had a GPA of 3.6 or better, are in Georgia’s Capital Region.
The first class of students to get their first jobs in Georgia was a group of 6-year-old girls from the South.
They worked as an office manager at the company and bought a house, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We’re so proud of them, because they just put their all into it,” said one of the students, who requested to be identified only as Sarah.
Sarah said she wanted to be a part of the Atlanta community, and she wanted her family to have a good life.
Sarah and her family have two older brothers and a younger sister, and they are in the middle of moving into a new house.
Sarah said she is grateful that the school offered her the opportunity to earn a degree.
“I wanted to go to school so that I can be a good mother to them and they can have a better life,” Sarah said.
The school also offered to cover some of Sarah’s tuition and her room and board, Sarah said, but she chose to take it.
“It was a dream come true,” Sarah added.
“I’ve been in school so long, I’ve done everything they’ve asked of me, so I knew this was the place for me.”
Sarah’s sister, who also did not want to be named, said the school has been a huge help.
“The first semester I came in, I had to work extra long,” said the younger sister.
“And I just love that I’m part of it.
It’s just an honor to be able to go and work and see what they’re doing, and help them grow and help me.”
The first students are the first group of Georgia graduates to be accepted into a four-school community.
This is the first year that the state has approved the state to fund tuition for Georgia high college graduates who are accepted into any college or university.
Nathan Deal signed a bill into law last week that requires public schools to grant admission to high school seniors who have completed their sophomore year.
The Georgia Legislature approved the new law this spring, but the governor has yet to finalize the legislation.