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ATHENS, June 12, 2017 -- Trinity Valley Community College held graduation ceremonies for 20 students who recently passed the GED test. Program Director Chris Hicks paid tribute to the late James Wallace, a recent GED recipient who would have joined this graduating class, but who drowned May 4. Commencement speaker Eric Mills, himself a former TVCC graduate, commended the graduates on their accomplishment and urged them to continue their education as he did. Mills is currently a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Texas Workforce Commission.
GED graduates awarded were Merrie Allen, Susan Baker, Joeseph Combs, Leslie Davenport II, James Davis, Amanda Garber, Jose Garcia, Jacetan Garner, April Gomez-Huizar, Russell Hutchison, Cody James, Breanna Kohler, Katlyn Loury, Marshall Martin, Esther Miller, Yuliana Pedraza, Lilly Perez, Maria Torres, Margaret Turner and Zoe Youngblood.
Guidance Associate Natalie Brown recognized Lilly Perez and Robin Cantrell with Excellence Awards, and TVCC President Dr. Jerry King presented Ms. Turner with the President’s Scholarship.
Photo: Dr. Jerry King presents President’s Scholarship to GED graduate Margaret Turner.
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