Literacy Program students have good year
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The Upshur County Literacy Program is pleased to share good news, said director Carolyn Williams.

“As of the end of this year, 48 or more students have obtained their GEDs,” she said. “In August and September, our enrollment increased because many people wanted to take the test before Jan. 1. So this has been an extremely good year for our students and the program.”

“We are so very proud of all those who received their GEDs,” she said. “We provided our services and resources, but each student did the hard work themselves. They are to be congratulated.

“Many will attend graduation ceremonies this spring. We know that by improving their educations, they become better citizens, parents and employees. They also have more confidence in themselves and their skills.”

She said the program isgearing up for the new GED test that replaced the 2002 version as of Jan. 1, 2014.

“We do not yet have all the specifics, but it has changed in one dramatic way that we do know,” she said. “The new test will be administered entirely on computer. We will upgrade our computers for the student’s use, and buy printed textbooks and workbooks as well. However, we look forward to the new year, the new test and a new challenge.”

On March 27, the Rotary Spelling Bee for Literacy will take place at the Gilmer Civic Center. There are changes this year that will make the Bee even more fun for the entire community, Mrs. Williams said. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks.

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