PVAEC celebrated with students, families and staff during its graduation ceremony at Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft on May 26, 2010.
PVAEC (Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative) had 48 students earn either their high school diploma or their GED since last year's graduation ceremony.
This year's program began with an introduction by Thelma Regan, Director of PVAEC.
The keynote speaker was Joanna Russell, Director of Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. Joanna's motivational speech began by noting that she took Adult Education refresher courses when she was in her thirties to start her on the path to her MBA.
The student speaker this year was Benjamin Richardson. Ben's moving speech spoke of his journey from the depths of drug and alcohol abuse after the death of his father to earning his GED and being accepted as a freshman at Eastern Maine Community College.
The musical interlude was provided by Susan Ramsey and Ruth Fogg, North Country Strings Duo.
Daniel Smith was awarded his honor cord for achieving his high GED Score. The cord and certificate were awarded by Eve Salley, Chief GED Examiner and Pam Flanagan, GED Examiner.
The presentation of the diplomas was handled by Paul Stearns, RSU 80 Superintendent and Thelma Regan. Then the graduates turned their tassels and exited the theater.
Ready to get started on your diploma? Call (207) 564-6525 for more information. You could be in the pictures from next year's ceremony!
by Kathy Normandin
on May 27, 2010
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