Coconino Community College GED ceremony marks new beginning
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - GED students from across the district were honored Thursday, June 5 in the 16th Northern Arizona Community GED Recognition Ceremony on the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus.
CCC has been offering GED testing since 2004. Since then 803 students throughout the county have completed and passed the test - 177 just in the last year.
"For a lot of these students it is a huge stepping stone," said CCC GED Chief Examiner and Testing Coordinator Eva Jones. "Many of them have struggled along the way and come back to complete their high school degree. Something happened - either they started families early, got bored with school or struggled with addiction to drugs or alcohol - and then they found that they needed to have this in order to go on."
The college offers GED testing every month in Flagstaff and quarterly in Page. Preparation for the test is free; however, the test costs $75.
"We are so proud of all of these students. They realize this isn't the end but the beginning of new opportunities," said CCC Testing Specialist Cheryl Shirley. "Our biggest hope for these students is to continue their education."
For more information about GED testing, log on to www.coconino.edu/adulted or call (928) 226-4206.