Local students earn GEDs

These students were awarded their General Education Development (GED) diplomas on Aug. 1 at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Cambridge. 

On Thursday, Aug. 1, students from throughout East Central Minnesota were added to the list of over 18 million others who have earned a GED, making them members of the “largest high school” in America.  

Local graduates in the ceremony held at the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College included Jolianna Browning (Zimmerman), Jasmine Elizondo (Princeton), Lydia Fisher (Princeton), Tierney Lofback (Elk River), Mariah McGannon (Cambridge), Anthony Nash (Isanti), Gavin O’Neil (Cambridge), Alisha Richardson (Harris), Mason Saba (Princeton) and Gabriela Taylor (Zimmerman).

The commencement address was delivered by Andrew DeStefano of Glenn Metal Craft, Princeton.

The GED test has played an important role in America’s education landscape for 70 years. The testing program’s origins are rooted in educating young members of the military returning from World War II.  

Earning a high school credential is a stepping stone toward college, a better career and family-sustaining wages, so graduates recognize the significance of this accomplishment.  

For more information about the Adult Basic Education/GED program, contact Caroline Nerhus at 763-689-6228.  

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