BRAINIAC: NSB's Sammi Hicks got her associate's degree at Daytona State College weeks before her high school diploma

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Marching to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance" once is stresful enough. Imagine doing it twice in two weeks.

For New Smyrna Beach's Sammi Hicks it's been there, done that!

She's not alone. More than 150 high school students graduated earlier this month from Daytona State College with associate degrees that will allow them to go directlly to most colleges as juniors and get their bachelors degree in two years as opposed to the standard four years.





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