For the 43 students participatingin the Chattahoochee Technical College Adult Education Recognition Ceremony in Acworth, it was a celebration they missed out on in high school.
The graduates represent just a portion of the 814 students who earned a GED at Chattahoochee Technical College’s numerous testing centers.
“Many of us worked in jobs with employers who had the mercy to hire us,” said graduate Clarisse Henderson Morris. “Then they had to fire us or lay us off because we did not have that high school diploma.”
The ceremony included three graduates who were selected by the program’s instructors and administrators to tell their own story about their journey. Speakers featured this year’s ceremony included Morris of Euharlee, James Gordon Sears of Kennesaw and Gidgetta Wilcher of Kennesaw.
Morris enrolled in the program at Summer Hill in Cartersville in December 2008 on a dare from her