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Adult ESOL and Literacy Grant (AELG) Program Hosts Recognition Ceremony for GED(R) Graduates

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Category: MC in the News

Published: 2016-12-08 00:00:01.000

Montgomery College's Adult ESOL and Literacy Grant (AELG) Program hosted its third annual recognition ceremony for GED(R) graduates. The Class of 2016 included 52 students who earned their Maryland State High School Diploma after participating in Montgomery College's GED(R) test preparation courses. This is the largest class to earn this credential since the new computer-based GED(R)test came out in 2014. The credential requires successful completion of four separate exams in English, math, social studies, and science.

A proud, excited audience of family, friends, faculty, staff and current students were in attendance Tuesday night to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates. Dressed in traditional cap and gown, the graduates processed to "Pomp and Circumstance" while having their individual photographs professionally taken.

Graduates Israel Martinez and Karla Vasquez shared their journeys of how they made it to that moment showing how hard work and dedication does pay off.

William Walker, GED instructor, served as master of ceremonies. George Payne, vice president and provost, Rabbee Awan, Adult Literacy Grant Program director and Emma Wilson, Adult ESOL and Literacy Grant Program manager all gave remarks to the graduates, encouraging them to "keep going." Dr. Donna Kinerney, dean of instruction, congratulated the graduates.



Written by Sue Daisey, GED Instructor

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