Determination pays off for RCC’s 2019 College and Career Readiness graduates
|Amoin Kouame speaks at the May 9 College and Career Readiness Graduation in the R. Alton Cox Learning Center at Randolph Community College.
ASHEBORO (May 16, 2019)
Twenty students participated in the May 9 College and Career Readiness ceremony out of 29 High School Equivalency Diploma graduates and six Adult High School Diploma graduates who were eligible at the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium at Randolph Community College.
Two of the graduates spoke — Claymore Jones and Amoin Kouame — with Adult Basic Education Instructor Tommy Maness reading a letter from a graduate Tre’Shaun Stancil.
Stancil said he found high school difficult and started working full time, attending school less and less until he stopped.
“Looking back a few years later, I realized that decision was a big mistake and it discouraged me,” he said. “Eventually, I got married and had kids and then it really started to bother me. I was telling my kids to go to school, and get good grades so they could graduate and go to college, but I did not even have my diploma.”
Stancil learned about the High School Equivalency classes through RCC and enrolled.
“Mr. (Jerry) Barnes and Mr. (Pete) Abbott have been so helpful in assisting me with achieving my lifelong goal of obtaining my diploma,” he said. “If not for these two instructors, I do not know if I would have finished my education. They were so encouraging and willing to go the extra mile for all their students.”
Jones echoed Stancil’s message, thanking Barnes and Abbott.
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