GED program grads celebrate achievements

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Posted: June 11, 2014

The Winchester Star

Kialeen Potterton takes a picture of Betty McDaniel (left) of Winchester and Bonnie Landis of Gore, who had just received their GED certificates at the recognition ceremony. The two 53-year-olds were in the same class at Handley High School when they dropped out their junior year. Potterton has been a friend and mentor to McDaniel.
Betty Owens (right), of Winchester, gets a hug from Amy Judd, LFCC Manager of the Adult Basic Education Program, after receiving her GED certificate during Tuesday’s recognition ceremony at the Lord Fairfax Community College Corron Community Development Center. The ceremony also recognized English for Speakers of Other Languages attendance awards recipients and U.S. Citizenship recipients.
Ann Bailey Kerr (right), of Winchester, receives her GED certificate from Amy Judd, manager of the Adult Basic Education Program at Lord Fairfax Community College during the 2013-2014 recognition ceremony held Tuesday on the school’s Middletown campus. Kerr also received a scholarship to LFCC and will begin school there in the fall.
Elizabeth Creamer, an adviserfor workforce development in the office of the secretary of commerce and trade for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, was the speaker for the event.

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