It's never too late to graduate! - January 10, 2006

Record Number: 2037
Displayed from: Jan 10, 2006 , until: Feb 04, 2006

Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult and Continuing Education department will hold their 2005 graduation at the Scottish Rite auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Preceding graduation in the lower level of the Scottish Rite, from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m., there will be a reception sponsored by the Literacy Alliance, who are partners with the program. Speakers during the graduation will be five graduates who will talk about their journey to this very important milestone in their life: * Jeff Born has worked in construction for many years and is planning to attend IVY Tech to become certified in facility maintenance. * Nina Alonza is a 19-year-old mother of two who proves that anyone can achieve this goal. * DaLonna Woods and Cynthis Baringer are both working mothers and/or grandmothers. They will have more opportunities and choices for the future. * Gary Mangol has an inspirational story also. Hearing these speakers will hopefully encourage others who are needing a GED or diploma. The public is invited to attend the event to help celebrate the graduates' achievements. Each year, several hundred people attend the ceremony. NOTE TO MEDIA: You are welcome to attend the graduation. If you would like to interview one of the speakers prior to the event, please contact James Davis, manager of Continuing Education, at 467-1060.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.