Letters to the Editor

Two success stories credit Adult Education

Beaufort County Adult Education is doing exciting things to help students through challenging economic times. Among the countless success stories over the years, we would like to tell you about two recent successes.

After graduating with a high school diploma from Adult Ed, George Singleton searched for opportunities in areas that met his interests and skill level. Last year, he found a certified nursing assistant program through Veterans Victory House, which allowed him to study and become certified in a field that is in serious demand. Upon successful completion of the program, he was offered a job at Veterans Victory House. He is now enjoying a full-time work schedule with a great salary and benefits. Most important, he enjoys what he is doing.

After her recent graduation, Tess Brown began a transfer block program of study at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. She plans to attend Coastal Carolina University in the fall to study psychology or sociology. Tess credits her positive experiences at Adult Ed with helping her to get ahead. She said, "I would not be where I am now, if it weren't for Adult Ed."

We at Adult Ed are proud to have been a part of their success. They are a wonderful example and an inspiration to other young people who are also facing challenges.

George and Tess have an "I-can-do-it" attitude and are on their way to reaching their goals.

Juanita Murrell, director

Beaufort County Adult Education