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Adult High School students recognized

By From staff reports
Published in News on April 30, 2012 1:46 PM

Students in the Adult High School and General Education Development, or GED, programs at Wayne Community College were recently recognized for their academic accomplishments this year.

Guillermo Martinez was presented the "Exceptional Persistence and Dedication Award" for his dedication in pursuing his Adult High School diploma. He started as an English as a Second Language student and went on to complete all 20 courses required for the diploma.

"Guillermo has shown persistence and an outstanding attitude to achieve his goals," said WCC Continuing Education Services Vice President Ray Burrell in presenting the award. "He has a bright future ahead of him."

Martinez was also named to "Who's Who Among Students at Wayne Community College," which recognizes students across the campus for excellence in and out of the classroom.

Adult High School honor graduates were acknowledged for their hard work and diligence in earning all As and Bs in their courses. Those included Irene Jaramillo, Nicholas McCullough, Walnicia McNair, Markiesa Mixon, and Marcus Southerland.

GED graduates who earned a score of 2,750 or higher on the GED tests were also recognized as honor graduates. These were Kathy Boyd, Brandon Bunn, Christopher Condon, Jamie Deak, Ashley Hibbard, Nhat Huynhle, Daniel Mooring, Macie Mooring, Robert Nunn, Elizabeth Raynor, Danyaal Reid, William Tindal, Gregory Underhill, Jay Underhill, Nancy Vera, Douglass Westbrook and Colton Wiggins.

GED graduates scoring 3,000 or higher on the GED tests received the designation of scholar graduates. They included Tyson Carter, Aaron Everett, Lawrence Everett, Brittany Ginn, Gabriella Hernandez, Ashley Howell, Greg Lamm and Roger Sullivan.

The Adult High School and GED programs at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro are tuition-free programs for adults 16 years or older who want to complete their high school education or earn a high school diploma equivalent. They are two of the programs in the college's Basic Skills Department that address the needs of Wayne County's adult residents with below-high school education levels or who lack the basic skills necessary to function effectively in society.