A group of Killeen High School students pose Wednesday outside the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College following the white coat ceremony for incoming Texas Bioscience Institute students. The two-year program allows high school juniors and seniors to complete lab-oriented college level courses concurrent with their high school studies.
Molly Heckathorn of Harker Heights High School slips on a white lab coat during a rite of passage ceremony for the Texas Bioscience Institute Middle College Wednesday at Temple College. Daniel Spencer, TC associate vice president, assists with the donning of the white coat.
Sydney Chastain of Killeen High School receives help from Temple College associate vice president Daniel Spencer at the white coat ceremony Wednesday at Temple College. She and her peers will split their school days between high school and college and potentially earn an associate's degree while completing their high school diplomas.
Riley Mallett of Shoemaker High School tries out a new white lab coat Wednesday during the Texas Bioscience Institute white coat ceremony. There are 79 new high school students entering the two-year program, making it the largest of the program's eight-year history.