At Metropolitan Community College’s commencement ceremony May 17, Justin Kelleher will be receiving his associate in computer science degree … three days after graduating from high school.

But he’ll be doing more than walking across the MCC stage that night. Kelleher will also be the student speaker — the first student commencement speaker in the seven years since MCC started holding one unified ceremony for all campuses.

“It’s going to be an exciting night for me,” says Kelleher, who will also turn 19 the week of his two graduations.

MCC commencement will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Municipal Auditorium downtown. In addition to Kelleher, MCC alumnus Charlie Shields, CEO of Truman Medical Centers, will address the Class of 2018.

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