June 14 Ceremony Will Honor Madison County GED Graduates
The Madison County adult education program at EKU will honor GED® graduates at a ceremony on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the Perkins Building.
The graduation is for all recipients who earned a General Educational Development (GED®) diploma in Madison County during 2011-12. Nearly 80 will graduate this year, and June test takers may participate in the ceremony as well. Families and friends are invited to attend.
Graduates will hear from Anthony Smith, who is employed with the Network Center for Community Change, an organization that connects residents and agencies in Louisville neighborhoods to job training, and early childhood and other resources. Smith grew up in a single-parent home and dropped out of high school. He earned a GED® and was the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree.
According to the GED® Testing Service, the GED® Tests provide adults who did not complete a high school diploma an opportunity to “prove their academic skills and knowledge” through a series of five assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. More than 18 million people have earned a GED® credential since 1942.
Adult education is a federal and state-funded program administered by Kentucky Adult Education. For more information about the recognition ceremony or classes, contact the Madison County adult education office at 622-8065.