Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education graduates 23

By Dwight Collins | May 28, 2014
Photo by: Dwight Collins Tim Dresser, director of Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education, speaks to graduates and their families May 22 in the Strom Auditorium.

Rockport — Five Town Community School District Adult and Community Education hosted a formal graduation ceremony May 22 in the Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School, followed by a reception in the Wave Café.

More than 100 witnesses saw students receive GED and HiSet diplomas, presented by Tim Dresser, director of the Adult and Community Education Program.

Anya Churchill, a 2011 GED recipient, provided a special address to the graduates.

This year’s graduating class of 23 included students from varied demographic backgrounds. Many students attended local schools and several others came from schools as far away as Germany and Vanuatu.

Students receiving their diploma in person were Tiffany Batty, Josh Dean, Amanda Edmands, Felichia Glidden, Alexandra Holte, Justin Milliken, Erica Mullens, Roxanne Pelletier, Melissa Place, Teara Rytky, Mansosoi Tagai and Taylor Witherall.

Not present to receive their diplomas were Jessica Aresenault, Benjamin Benner, Brandon Blodgett, Travis Carter, Gabriel Grover, Zachary Harvey, Espen McQuartters, Kasie Robbins, Samuel Sanchez and Candi Witham.

Most students had to juggle work schedules in order to attend class and have adequate study time. In addition, many had to factor in childcare.

Future plans for graduates include careers in the fields of human services, law enforcement, pharmacy technicians, welding and the medical field. Several graduates plan to continue their education at the college level.

Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education offers HiSET training and testing free of charge under the leadership of Heidi Nolan, learning center coordinator. Individualized instruction is provided on an open enrollment basis with students entering the program at any time throughout the school year.

For more information about Adult and Community Education, call 236-7800 option 5.

Mansosoi Tagai speaks to the audience about his journey to receive his diploma May 22 during the GED/HiSET graduation at Camden Hills Regional High School.
Alexandra Holte shakes hands with Heidi Nolan after receiving her diploma May 22. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
Teara Rytky is all smiles while walking up to receive her diploma May 22. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
Anya Churchill addresses the graduates and their families during GED graduation at Camden Hills Regional High School May 22 about her experience as a non-traditional student and how she managed to succeed. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
Justin Milliken shakes hands with Tim Dresser after receiving his diploma May 22. (Photo by: Dwight Collins)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Katie Drinkwater | May 28, 2014 13:02

Bravo to all of these non-traditional student! Don't know you but am proud of you anyway!! Keep on going!----Dee Urquhart

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