WIEC Celebrates Achievement of Adult Learners
Posted on 06/09/2017
Photo from the WIEC 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Twenty-two of the 231 students who met the requirements to earn a national high school equivalency diploma otherwise known as TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) at the Washington Irving Adult and Education Center (WIEC), crossed the stage in cap and gown at a 'graduation' ceremony held Thursday, June 8 at Schenectady High School.

After the Schenectady High School Air Force Junior ROTC posted the colors, Jesse Roylance, Director of WIEC, welcomed the graduates and speakers including Cathy Lewis, president of the Schenectady City School District Board of Education, Larry Spring, superintendent and keynote speaker Roger Hull, who is the former president of Union College.

All three speakers congratulated the adult learners and offered words of encouragement and motivation.  The students were advised to keep moving forward and to continue to persevere. 

Virginia Karwan, Hugo Pauya De La Pena, Nelson Ramgadoo and Mary Alice Taylor received awards.

Washington Irving serves as a testing center and provides an array of classes including TASC preparation and study classes to help adults achieve their educational goals.  In order to earn the  certificate, students must pass an assessment that measures reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies.  

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