June 27, 2024

Forty-two students received their High School Equivalency (formerly GED) diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 27 at East Central Community College in Decatur. Seventy-one total students successfully completed the program. Graduates participating in the ceremony included (first row, from left) Lela Jones of Philadelphia, Rachel Williams of Union, Jordyn Gilbert of Little Rock, Tierney Reid of Forest, Kirsten Horne of Raleigh, Ariel Smith, Makenzie Harrison, and Brayan Marroquin, all of Forest, Kimberly Martinez of Morton, Chelsea Stewart of Forest, and Mackenzi Irwin of Nanih Waiya; (second row, from left) Wynter Culpepper of Union, Cheyenne Sexton of Newton, Misty Spence of Forest, Emma Fortenberry and Britney Juarez, both of Lake, Channedy Horne of Raleigh, Kristin Alexander of Philadelphia, Olivia Moore of Louisville, Rose Hassell of Ackerman, Page Barnes of Philadelphia, and Natalie Holdiness of Louisville; (third row, from left) Keyasia Shoemaker of Decatur, Tessa Pattillo of Philadelphia, Shakendra Wash of Forest, Caitlin Hayes of Philadelphia, Aspen Barrett of Forest, Latausha Hawkins and Ashley Ealy, both of Newton, Darcy Lang of Chunky, Tyler Sparkman of Walnut Grove, Cayden Hassell of Ackerman, and Sarah Richardson of Philadelphia; and (back row, from left) Aereion Ledbetter of Carthage, Hayden Comans of Conehatta, Cameron Taylor of Forest, Aiden Gomillion of Sebastopol, Jacob Herrington of Philadelphia, Duglas Salvador of Carthage, Lashaundria Jones of Newton, Darby Lang of Chunky, and Jason Powell, of Hickory. Tessa Pattillo provided a student testimonial and Alfreda Thompson, ECCC director of adult education and high school equivalency, presented diplomas at the event held in Huff Auditorium. For more information on ECCC’s High School Equivalency program, contact Thompson at 601-635-6387 or arthompson@eccc.edu.