It's never too late to graduate! - January 24, 2007

Record Number: 2991
Displayed from: Jan 24, 2007 , until: Feb 15, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools' Adult and Continuing Education department will hold their graduation ceremony for the graduates of 2006 in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite Center on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Preceding graduation there will be a reception hosted by the graduation program partner, Literacy Alliance, in the lower level of the Scottish Rite from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Graduation speakers will talk about their journey to this very important milestone in their lives. Speakers will be: * Dan Thompson - an 18 year old who has struggled to complete his GED. He has earned his Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and is working for a building company delivering supplies. * Ryan Golden - a 17 year old who is now going to IPFW and majoring in psychology. He hopes to move to South Carolina to complete advanced degrees. * Kellie Bendal is a 32-year-old mother. She needed her GED so her children would be proud of her. She will be attending the University of St. Francis and will major in radiology. The speakers will be offering words of encouragement to others who maybe be thinking about beginning their journey toward a GED or high school 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, or Bonnie Rogers, Continuing Education Coordinator 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.