Carrollton, Ky. — April 22, 2022 — Schools try to produce students who are ready to make a difference in their communities. Carroll County’s Lylah Cox is ready to do that and to save a few lives while she is at it. After earning two associate degrees by the end of her high school junior year, Cox began EMT training at the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College last fall. In March, she passed her national EMT certification test and is ready to begin her career in the medical field on the way to becoming a trauma surgeon.
“Lylah has truly achieved something here,” said Heather Yocum, JCTC Carrollton campus director. “Graduating from high school with an associate degree is a big deal. Lylah has earned two associate degrees as well as the EMT certification. We could not be more proud of her, and we are so appreciative of the partnership that we have with the Carroll County School District, which allows students to have these opportunities.”
Carroll County High School students who are College Ready have the option to take dual-credit courses. These college-level courses count for both high school and college credit.
After graduating from Carroll County High School, Cox plans on attending the University of Louisville and majoring in pre-med.