The Transylvania Times -

BRCC Graduate Works Hard And Dreams Big - Brevard NC


December 10, 2018

Owen's paintings contain details. She hopes to use her art to help clients when she becomes a psychiatrist. (Courtesy photo)

Christen Owen will walk across the stage and receive her Associate's of Arts degree Dec. 14, 2018. The Blue Ridge Community College graduate is 18 years old.

Owen has been a colorful part of Blue Ridge's Transylvania Campus since the fall of 2016 when she started as a dual-enrolled high school student at age 16.

As a homeschooler during 8th, 9th, and 10th grades, Owen, who lives with her parents and brother near Lake Toxaway, taught herself German and guitar. She practiced both writing and drawing, trying something, like an eye, over and over until she liked the result. Writing and dr...

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