Blue Ridge Community College hosted a graduation ceremony for its Adult High School and High School Equivalency students Thursday night, Dec. 9 in its Thomas Auditorium.
The Adult High School (AHS) program preps students for higher education and the workforce by helping them complete their high school diploma. The program is offered on a web-based platform with instructor guidance and support.
The High School Equivalency (HSE) program preps students to take and pass the ETS HiSET or Pearson VUE GED tests to earn a North Carolina Community College High School Equivalency Diploma. Subjects covered include reading, writing, math, social studies, and science.
There were 25 graduates in total, eight AHS graduates and 17 HSE graduates, with 13 graduates attending the event.
The guest speaker was Blue Ridge Apprenticeship Coordinator Kelli Stewart, who encouraged the graduates on their next steps. Blue Ridge Dean of Adult Education and Literacy Robin Paulison then hosted the presentation of graduates.
After diplomas were conferred by Blue Ridge President Dr. Laura Leatherwood, Vice President for Instruction Kathy Allen offered closing remarks before releasing the graduates for a reception with their families and friends.
The full list of graduates include:
Adult High School
Ian Patrick Fox
Alyssa Renee Herrera
Dakota Dior McCall
Haley Grace Rickard
Madelyne Nicole Kivlin
Samantha N. Mann
High School Equivalency
Nelly Diaz Sarmiento
Florentino Santos Reyna
Callie D. Romero
Alvaro Villamizar Guerrero
Jason Beasley Moore
To learn more about Blue Ridge’s AHS and HSE programs, visit https://www.blueridge.edu/programs-courses/adult-education-and-literacy/.