Family, friends, board members, and staff celebrated the success of the 16 students who participated in the 2017 AVANCE GED graduation ceremony at Southwest Schools-Mangum Center on June 15. Fourteen graduates from the Early Head Start Pasadena High School program were also recognized.
The ceremony began with Board Member Sheila Briones, who led de Pledge of Allegiance followed by AVANCE Executive Director Luz Flores opening remarks. Flores congratulated graduates for their hard work and dedication and encouraged them to continue their path in education. She also recognized members of the staff for earning their Bachelors and Masters Degrees while remarking that AVANCE is a college bound agency.
“Adult education students overcome all kinds of obstacles to achieve their dreams,” according to GED instructor Dr. Linda Pattin.
Executive Director, Luz Flores presented diplomas. Board members Sheila Briones Bob McCallister, AVANCE staff Kristi Mireles, and Cindy Tran congratulated each graduate as they walked across the stage.