The Kilgore College Adult Education and Literacy Program will hold commencement Friday, June 13, for students who have earned their General Educational Development (GED) diplomas during the past year.
The ceremony is set for 7 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus and the public is invited.
Charlotte R. Duke of Hawkins, the class valedictorian, will give the valedictory address.
The salutatorian, Sandra L. Noble of Longview, will give the welcome.
Special music will be performed by J.C. Marshall and Ginger Martinez.
Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Shryock will be the commencement speaker. Lt. Shryock is the Director of Workforce and Economic Development for Workforce Solutions East Texas under the East Texas Council of Governments.
This is the last graduating class under the previous-generation GED test series.
A more rigorous computer-based test series was initiated in January.
The new test is intended to more accurately reflect college and career readiness in math, reading/language arts, science and social studies.
The KC Adult Education program, directed by Bobbie McGee-Benson, is headquartered at KC-Longview, but has 25 other sites in three counties.
More than 600 students have earned their GED diplomas during the past year through KC, although only a portion of them have chosen to participate in the commencement exercises.
Adult Education meets a variety of student needs including GED preparation, job-training assistance, college preparation, English as a Second Language and general life improvement skills.
This year’s participating graduates:
Arp: Lisa Burns
Beckville: James L. Riley
Gilmer: Tracy Jr. Evans, Coutney Glaze and Veronica Maldonado
Gladewater: Savanah Steele and Daniel J. Ulmer
Hallsville: Jennifer Terry
Hawkins: Charlotte Duke (Valedictorian)
Henderson: Savanah Shaniel Chumley, Emilee Deneese Harris, Holden McElveen, Anne Vivian Poole, Ronald D. Walters and Justin Wyvill
Kilgore: Tynisha Nicole Banks, Jennifer D. Eacret, Dulce A. Enriquez, Shane D. Johnson, Caitlyn Jolene O’Neill, Areli Ramirez, Karen Ramirez, Marisa R. Rubio, Destiny Elaine Sears and Milton A. Winters
Laneville: Anthony R. Hambrick
Longview: Armelio Amador, Sara D. Amos, DeAngelo Baylor, Ambrianna Bowser, Kayse J. Cartwright, Nathaniel Cartwright, Alma Cortez, Nora Cortez, Antonio Davila, Cori Davis, Hope Katresse Davis, Pamala Dorsey, Carrie Fisher, Revonda Franks, Angelica Garcia, Isabel Gayhart, Elizabeth Gross, Edith Guerrero, Jose A. Guevara, Daniel P. Hardin, Alicia M. Hernandez, Whitney Mercado, Amber Moore, Sandra L. Noble (Salutatorian), Annin Pugh, Diego Rebollar, Hector Rodriguez, Secilia Love Rodriguez, Roy Runia, Ana Karen Sanchez, Gabriela Sanchez, Socheata Sathit, Julia Sebron, Latifah Shabazz, Tamika Stitmon, Tyler Jordan Sutton, Malissa Mae Teel, Michi Bonita Vance, Deneisa Vanzandt, Amber Venzor, Torvia Williams, Windell L. Williams and Abigail Zavala
Mineola: Genea Holland
Overton: Jessica Sperling, Krystle Taylor and Alberina Wheat
Tatum: Jessica Hermida and Paulo Navarro
Terrell: Gabrielle Domonique Garrett
Tyler: Dorothy Gaiser
White Oak: Karla Garcia