Meridian Star

March 19, 2014

MCC awards 68 certificates to recent GED graduates

Special to The Star
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Applause and tears may not have been on the written program for the recent Meridian Community College GED graduation, but they were certainly among the highlights of the twice-yearly event.

    Sixty-eight individuals received their GED certificate during this ceremony and four students – Cassandra Smith, Kyle Price, Bryan Rust, and Caleb Tadlock – graduated with honors. Smith and Tadlock were recognized as having the highest scores on the GED test and each received an Academic Excellence plague.

    Aakkeem Hudnall received the first Rising Eagle Scholarship, which gives him full tuition for four semesters granted he fulfills all the necessary requirements.

    Participating in the ceremony were: Idalia Alvarez-Sarao, Jacob-Elliott Austin, J.C. Bland, Jamario Bolden, Timmie Boles, Justin Brown, Tammy Burnham, Jaswan Butler, Erin Clark, Nicholas Cleveland, Etosha Cole, Zarvius Cole, Catin Creekmore, Christina Crowe, Courtney Denmon, Jessica Dooley, Charles Earls, Richard Edwards Jr., Jamesia Ester, Jerrad Fox, Shanea Garrett, Stormy Hagwood, Sophia Hardy, Derrick Harold, Jacob Hickman, Aakkeem Hudnall, Tracey Hudson, Angelique James, Destine Johnson, Amber Johnson Smith, Holly Jones, Krishnamarie Lees, Christopher Leonard, Jonathan Leslie, Myron Longmire, Michael Masters, Abria McCray, Conetric Nicholson, Jessica Parnell, James Patton, David Perez, Mary Pepple, Samantha Pike, Tabetha Pike, D’Marcus Price, Kyle Price, Debresha Qualls, James Randall, Alicia Roberts, Christina Ruffin, Zhane Rupert, Bryan Rust, Norman Samuel, III, Tawanna Shannon, Carrie Shearer, Cassandra Smith, Otis Smith, Sentoria Smith, Rita Steele, Brandon Stephenson, Ashleigh Sullivan, Enriquez Swift, Caleb Tadlock, Teresa Toole, Christopher Verdon, Emanuel Wells, Clement White and Miranda Yarbrough.  

    GED measures an adult high school levels and skills in math, reading, writing, science and social studies. It provides a second opportunity for individuals who did not complete a formal high school program.

    MCC’s Adult Basic Education and GED Program, located in Montgomery Hall at MCC, offers free classes to help students prepare for the GED test. Classes are arranged in the morning, afternoon and evenings. All candidates are required to take a diagnostic test to determine their strengths and weaknesses.

    Classes are held at MCC, Wesley House Community Center, Meridian Housing Authority/ Carousel Place and the WIN Job Center. To learn more about the GED, call (601)484-8796.