Forty Johnson High School students received their International Baccalaureate degrees Thursday in a ceremony.
The IB Program is open to children ages 3-19, which culminates during their junior and senior years of high school.
Students in the program must complete a course load that totals 25,000 words for tests, papers and projects. They must also complete science experiments, 150 hours of community service, fluency in a foreign language and a 4,000 word research paper.
"It helped me out because it takes time, it takes money," said Elly Marisolestrada, an IB diploma recipient. "It helped me learn time management and study habits, so it helped out a lot."
Buddy carter was in attendance at Thursday's ceremony.
The IB class of 2013 has been granted over $1 million in scholarships, not including HOPE Scholarship money.
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