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MCTC Hosts GED Graduation Ceremony

image of Gail Merrill receiving the KYAE Volunteer of the Year award with Bill TeegardenMaysville Community and Technical College hosted a GED graduation ceremony on June 1 to celebrate the accomplishments of 120 students from Bracken, Fleming Lewis, Harrison Mason, Nicholas, and Robertson Counties who earned their GED in 2012-13.

“Over the years we have had people as old as 70 and as young as 16 complete the GED through our program,” said program director Bill Teegarden.  “The highlight of each graduation is listening to the graduates share the challenges they have faced and thank the people in their lives who helped them to reach this point.”

MCTC Chief Academic Officer Dr. Juston Pate presented a special certificate of achievement to all the graduates.  A graduate from each county received the Outstanding Student Award:

  • David Mattox (Fleming County) received the Fleming County Fiscal Court Award for Outstanding Student 
  • David Stasa (Harrison County) received the Harrison County Adult Education Award for Outstanding Student 
  • Ronald Parker (Robertson County) received the Hester Stewart Memorial Award for Outstanding Student 
  • Jennifer Ross (Lewis County) received the Libby Smith Award for Outstanding Student
  • Ashley Wentworth (Bracken County) received the Elizabeth Parker Memorial Award for Outstanding Student 
  • Nathan Falconer (Nicholas County) received the Becky Reid Award for Outstanding Student 
  • Larry Hayslip (Mason County) received the Martha A. Crockett Memorial Award for Outstanding Student 
  • Kelsey Shupe (Mason County) received the Lillian H. Rice Award for Student Achievement
"We like to give the graduates the experience of walking across the stage,” said Mr. Teegarden.  “It reminds me of the reason I go to work each day."

Also recognized at the ceremony was Gail Merrill. Ms. Merrill received the Kentucky Adult Education Volunteer of the Year Award from Mr. Teegarden in recognition of her support and dedication to the Adult Education Program. Ms. Merrill has volunteered for the Mason County Adult Education program for nearly eight years, spending one or two days a week in the office. She also serves as the vice chair for the Mason County Adult Education Advisory Council.

For more information about MCTC’s Adult Education Program contact Bill Teegarden at 606-759-7141 extension 66261.