News Center Maine, WABI feature freshman starting at UMaine with 81 credits

WABI (Channel 5 in Bangor) and News Center Maine featured Brady Baker, a University of Maine freshman who completed 81 credits through the UMaine Early College program and AP classes before his first semester began. “It kind of just fell on me. I just kept taking classes that would challenge me,” Barker told News Center. Early College Director Kari Suderley said classes are often tailored to students’ interests and desired career paths and can be a great way to test out higher-level learning. “It gives students a sense of self-confidence that maybe they didn’t have before. They’re able to see what the rigor is like of a college course while they’re still in high school,” Suderley told News Center.