The Literacy Center will hold its Winter Student Achievement Celebration on Saturday, January 25, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m. at Mammel Hall, University of Nebraska Omaha. More than 50 students will be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments including 31 students who have completed their GED. Students will be recognized in five categories, including perfect attendance, positive attitude and outstanding achievers.
Six individual volunteers will also be honored at the event. Linda Sladky, Barbara Magner, Nancy Leech, Denise Ives, Al Johnson and Rosemary Lucky will be recognized for their dedication and commitment to helping Literacy Center students.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our students for their hard work and dedication to their education. Their efforts will not only change their own lives but will positively impact their families, neighborhoods and our entire community,” said Kirsten Case, executive director of the Literacy Center.
The Literacy Center empowers adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices to be active and contributing members of their communities. The 31 GED diplomas recipients are a testament to the Literacy Center’s commitment to its students, encouraging them to complete their GED exams prior to recent changes in testing, which occurred at the beginning of 2014. The Literacy Center added additional classes, instructors and accelerated program to meet these students’ needs. The Literacy Center’s current and future efforts will focus on preparation for the current GED test, which is online.