Thursday, July 30, 2015

GED Graduation Ceremony 2015

DCLC Graduates: Suwah Davies, Michael Ernst, Onnica Gaglio,
Denise King, Youssuf Kromah, LawShawna Wiley
PathWays PA Graduates: Sandra Cerminaro,
Anthony Freeman (not pictured - Abiodun Olawiyi)
On July 29, 2015, adult education students from the PathWays PA and the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) celebrated earning their GEDs at a joint ceremony.

The moving ceremony began with Laila Hill, an accomplished singer and a PathWays PA employee, sharing her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. Brenda Dawson, president and CEO of PathWays PA, gave the welcome and introduction.

The GED test gives students of all ages the chance to move ahead with their educational attainment. In Delaware County, 6% of adults ages 25-64 do not have a high school education.

Earning the GED is much more than a certificate. The difference in earnings for Pennsylvanians with high school diplomas versus those who have not graduated is stark - workers who graduated from high school or got their GED have average wages that are $7,000 higher than those without this education.

PathWays PA and DCLC want to congratulate the graduates and their families. Anyone who is looking to earn their GED should contact one of these great organizations.


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