Motivation, inspiration and dedication.
These three words describe the more than 165 GED students who received their GED diploma in the FY 2008-2009 program year.
“Our GED graduates are high on motivation and are an inspiration for other students who aspire to achieve the same goal,” said Executive Director Rick McIntosh.
For these students, June 23, 2009 could not come any sooner. Approximately 75 students are expected to participate in the agency’s annual GED Recognition and Graduation ceremony next Tuesday.
“It will be a day to remember,” McIntosh said. “Graduation is always exciting, especially for students who have been waiting decades to experience it.”
Students and volunteers will also be recognized for their progress in their class curriculum and devotion to volunteering and tutoring. Maurice Thomas, former Project Learn GED graduate, will give an inspirational speech to this year’s graduates. Thomas will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in emergency management in December.
David Jennings, executive director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, will serve as the ceremony’s keynote speaker and will discuss the importance of education.
The graduation and recognition ceremony will be held in the auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
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