Getting a jump on education


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Jay Fritzler just finished his eighth grade year at Sidney Public Schools, but he will be getting an unusual jump on his education as he attends summer classes at Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC)

Seeing a student start college classes going into their freshman year is not a common occurrence according to Sidney Superintendent, Jay Ehler.

"Most dual-credit or college credit courses are taken Junior year," said Ehler.

Jay's father, Erik Fritzler, said he saw Jay's potential at a young age, first seeing him excel in school in third grade.

"I started putting college math problems...

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