GNTC’s Youth Success Academy Awards 44 GED Diplomas During 2 Ceremonies

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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:
Hannah Agan
Brooke Bell
Erica Bell
Elijah Bentley
Logan Brooks
Brendle Carden
Octavia Chesser
Breanna Donaldson
Taylor Freeman
Haley Guerrero
Bralin James
Abby Jones
Jonathan Peranteau
Destiny Pilcher
Anthony Reeves
Madison Rucker 
Brianna Turner
Mackensie Stewart
Austin Wheeler
 
Walker County Campus:
Timothy Bell
Wilson Briggs
Tyler Cordell
Ashlee D’errico
James Ellis
Adrianna Evans 
Ivy Goodman 
Brandon Hampton
Ashten Hejke
Mahaley Hogue
Jerick Hughes
Destiny Johnson
Relic LaMountain
Ivy Meadows
Alexus Moore
Alyssa Morgan
Brodie Morgan
Trey Lowe 
Rylee Paradiso
Owen Pierard
Justin Rawlins
Hannah Roach
Haley Southerland
Abbigail Wright
Caleb Youngblood
 
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. 

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