Graduates from Aspire's GED program recently celebrated with a ceremony at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna.
Because COVID prevented graduation ceremonies for several years, graduates from the high school equivalency program for 2019-20 and 2020-21 joined the newest class of 2021-22 for their ceremony.
Guest speakers included Portage County Treasurer Brad Cromes and Aspire State Director Stephanie Schab.
Spencer Dixon won the Wilson Scholarship Award, in honor of the Helen Jane and Don M. Wilson, Jr. Dixson will continue his education through the Maplewood Career Center Adult Education program.
“It was wonderful to be able to hold graduation again, said Portage County Aspire Coordinator David Shea. "We were pleased to see so many turn out for the event to honor our graduates.”
The event was sponsored by the Portage County Literacy Coalition, Aspire of Portage County and the Maplewood Career Center. The Retired Teachers’ Association of Portage County provided and served the refreshments.
Aspire helps student earn their high school equivalency diploma, instructs English for Learners of Other Languages, and helps all adults brush up on their skills.
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This article originally appeared on Record-Courier: Graduates recognized for completing Aspire GED program in Portage County