GNTC’s Youth Success Academy Awards 44 GED Diplomas During 2 Ceremonies
Thursday, June 17, 2021
YSA graduate Bralin James (center) stands among the graduates on GNTC’s Floyd County Campus during the Youth Success Academy graduation ceremony on Monday, June 14
YSA graduate Breanna Donaldson (left) stands among the graduates on GNTC’s Floyd County Campus during the Youth Success Academy graduation ceremony on Monday, June 14
YSA graduate Mackensie Stewart moments after receiving her GED diploma on Monday, June 14, in front of GNTC’s Floyd County Campus
YSA graduate Adrianna Evans (left) stands with Danielle Brown, YSA Youth Instructor on GNTC’s Walker County Campus. Evans received her GED diploma on Tuesday, June 15, during GNTC’s Youth Success Academy graduation at the Walker County Campus.
YSA graduate Caleb Youngblood gets ready to walk across the stage and receive his GED diploma during GNTC’s Youth Success Academy graduation at the Walker County Campus on Tuesday, June 15
A group of graduates prepare to turn their tassels on Tuesday, June 15, during GNTC’s Youth Success Academy graduation on the Walker County Campus
Approximately 45 students from the Youth Success Academy lined up outside of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Floyd County Campus on Monday, and Walker County Campus on Tuesday, to receive their GED diplomas.
The students walked the blue carpet to receive their award from YSA staff, who have worked with them throughout the GED program. After receiving their award and turning their tassels, they turned to celebrate in front of their friends and family social distancing throughout the parking lot.
“We are proud of these students and everything they have accomplished,” said Erick Hopper, YSA youth services instructor II on the Floyd County Campus, during Monday’s ceremony.
Danielle Brown, YSA youth services instructor on the Walker County Campus, echoed her colleague’s praise to the friends and family gathered at the ceremony on Tuesday.
“Through our partnership with GNTC and the Northwest Georgia Regional Development Center, we are able to offer this program at no cost to our students,” said Ms.
Brown. “These students have overcome a lot to be here today.”
LaRae Eveans, YSA youth instructional aide on the WCC, recognized two graduates who were unable to attend Tuesday’s ceremony because they had joined the military. Justin Rawlins enlisted in the U.S. Marines and Timothy Bell enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
Listed are the graduates of GNTC’s Youth Success Academy.
Floyd County Campus:
Walker County Campus:
The Youth Success Academy offers several programs including GED diploma testing. The academy assists out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 24 with college expenses. It also helps with college enrollment and assistance in gaining experience in different career fields. For more information, contact the YSA on the Floyd County Campus at 706-295-6940 and the YSA on the Walker County Campus at 706-764-3783.