2013-2014 HOPKINS COUNTY ADULT EDUCATION GRADUATES ANNOUNCEDNever doubt yourself was the message heard by the 2013-2014 graduates participating in the 29th annual Hopkins County Adult Education Graduation ceremony held on July 18 in the Richard Byrnes Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus of Madisonville Community College (MCC). Shannon Dzikowski, a 2009 GED graduate, shared her inspiring and motivating story during the graduate address. It is okay to be scared but do not let it stop you from going far in life . . . you will be amazed at the opportunities that await you since you got your GED. A single mother of a 4 year old son who has been diagnosed with autism, Dzikowski graduated with honors from MCC in May 2013 and anticipates successful completion of her Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree with a Human Services emphasis in December 2014 from Murray State University.
Graduates Laura Wright and Pablo de Los Santos were recipients of $500 Partners in Progress Endowed Scholarship awards to attend MCC. Academic awards for outstanding accomplishments were presented to:
Ronny Daugherty Mathematics
Wanda Mitchell Writing
Felicia Loney Science
Shawna Fugate Social Studies
David Fugate Reading
Kenneth Caraway Overall Academic Achievement
Cris Crowley, Director of Adult Education ACE2, shared, GED graduation is the event our instructors look forward to and get excited about each and every year. It is our opportunity to celebrate the successes and pay respect to the efforts of our graduates. Many will be enrolling in college in the fall, and others have gained employment because of earning their GED credential. It s their night to shine and celebrate and we are honored and humbled to have been a part of their successful educational journey. Since July 2000 to present date, more than 1,100 students have earned their GED through the Adult Centers for Education Excellence (ACE2) Adult Education Program.
The 2013-2014 graduates are:
Pablo de Los Santos
Shaun Taylor Oldham