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Courageous Adult Learners Earn High School Equivalency Diplomas

罗利,N.C. (12月10日, 2022) – Fifty-six courageous adult learners finished what they started 和 earned their high school equivalency diplomas today at Wake Tech.

学生们 成人高中, High School Equivalency PreparationHigh School Equivalency (HEP) programs were honored during a graduation ceremony at the college's Scott Northern Wake Campus.

Family 和 friends cheered proudly for the graduates who made the difficult decision to return to school 和 earn their high school credentials. The momentous accomplishment was not an easy road 和 required a lot of sacrifice for many graduates who are also raising 和 supporting families.

Student speakers Trichelle Chin-Hugh 和 Pedro Quezalcoateco Cleofas congratulated their fellow graduates 和 encouraged them to be lifelong learners.

Chin-Hugh said her path to high school graduation came to a halt at age 16, when she had to choose work over school. Twelve years later, she says she's proud 和 honored to be speaking to her fellow graduates.

"I could either finish high school 和 have nowhere to live or go to work full time 和 put a roof over my head,她说. "I dove headfirst into the workforce 和 have been working my way up ever since in a profession I love, but I have always regretted not graduating. I knew that not having my high school diploma was going to catch up to me one day."

Chin-Hugh was determined to finish what she started 和 completed nine courses while working 60 hours a week. "It took two years to finish, 和 there were a lot of late nights [和] early mornings, 和 sometimes I was so tired 和 sincerely wanted to give up,她说. "The support of my family, 管理员, big-time perseverance 和 the opportunity to walk across this stage 和 finally get my diploma is what kept me going."

Wake Tech offers adult education programs year-round for students to finish a high school credential. The college also offers migrant 和 seasonal farm workers 和 their families the necessary training to obtain the high school equivalency credential through the HEP program, which is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 学生 complete their high school equivalency credentials when they pass official tests in key subject areas of reading, 写作, 数学, 科学, reasoning through language arts 和 social studies. Tuition-waived preparatory courses are offered online, 和 students can work at their own pace.

了解更多关于 earning a high school equivalency credential 和 adult basic education programs at Wake Tech.

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