THS senior earns two diplomas in two weeks
THOR NDA LE–Thorndale’s Mirah Knapek is raising the bar in her family for earning diplomas. The now graduated senior earned her diploma on Friday night from Thorndale High School, but two weeks prior had received her associates of arts degree in general studies from Temple College as well.
Knapek, daughter of Raymond and Kimberly Knapek, began taking college classes the summer after her eighth grade year.
“Since at the time Mirah was 14 and had no photo ID, we had to have the counselor sign offastoher identity so she could take the Accuplacer at TC,” her mother said.
The 18-yearold, who graduated with honors from THS, finished her TC degree with a 3.5 grade point average. She plans to attend Texas A&M University in the fall, pursuing a degree in the medical field.
Not only did Knapek have a full course load of high school and college classes, she participated in numerous THS academic and athletic contests. She is also involved in many church activities and St. Mary’s in Taylor.
The youngest of four children, Knapek was able to stand above her fellow intelligent siblings. Oldest brother Aaron had 32 college hours when he graduated from THS, while next to oldest Jacob had 34. Mirah’s older sister Sarah raised the bar to 42. Now Mirah holds the record at 64.
“ Thanks to all the countless hours of caring and teaching from the amazing faculty of TISD,” she said.