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Running Start: an affordable option for some high school students

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WENATCHEE — Chandler Engel said he never clicked with all the cliques at Wenatchee High School. He also wanted to learn at a faster pace and save money on a college education.

So, beginning his junior high school year, Engel went to college. He enrolled through Running Start, a state program that lets juniors and seniors take tuition-free college classes for both high school and college credits.

Engel will graduate Wenatchee Valley College with his AA degree as well as…

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