June 30, 2022

More than 50 students received their High School Equivalency (formerly GED) diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 30 at East Central Community College in Decatur. Students participating in the graduation ceremony were (first row, from left) Bethany Beatty of Louisville, Chelsea Hughes of Carthage, Makayla Davis of Forest, Gwendolyn Wicks of Louisville, Angela Williams of Louisville, Amelia Posey of Forest, Inna Ferguson of Lena, Katrina Davis of Newton, Kaela Lester of Brandon, and Alexis Davis of Philadelphia; (second row, from left) Darvis Nelson of Chicago, Ill., Angelia Pannell of Ackerman, Felicia Beatty Creel of Louisville, Kayla Skinner of Newton, Casandra Tatum of Little Rock, Makayla Finnegan of Union, LaTonya Harrington of Philadelphia, Porsha Tisdale of Philadelphia, Shatavan Love of Louisville, Chloe Westbrook of Ackerman, and Haley Weeks of Louisville; (third row, from left) Frederick Harris of Louisville, Abby Heidelberg of Newton, Chloee Shepherd of Decatur, Hannah Jordan of Forest, LaShonti Boyd of Carthage, Aleisha Buchanan of Carthage, Jonah Fortenberry of Carthage, Emily Easterling of Carthage, Marjorie Woods of Philadelphia, and Brittany Talbert of Philadelphia; and (back row, from left) Tristen Vivians of Forest, Nikolas Allen of Sebastopol, Cody Lepard of Sebastopol, Jabree Clayton of Forest, Terry Ingle of Forest, Jaushwa Stamper of Newton, Dakota Brooks of Forest, Kody Holcombe of Decatur, Nestor Valerio of Forest, Daniel Huntley of Louisville, and Cayden Tucker of Carthage. Dr. Krista LeBrun, assistant executive director for eLearning and instruction technology with the Mississippi Community College Board, was the guest speaker at the event held in Huff Auditorium. For more information on ECCC’s High School Equivalency program, contact Alfreda Thompson, director of adult basic education and high school equivalency, at 601-635-6387 or arthompson@eccc.edu.