(Wisconsin) Moraine Park Technical College recently held it’s 27th annual GED/HSED graduation ceremony at which 126 students received their General Education Development or High School Equivalency Diploma certificates. Rebecca Carreon of Fond du Lac, Natasha Peters of Ripon, were just two of the multiple student speakers featured at the event. Carreon and Peters, sisters and twins, spoke together about the struggles of life and the importance of their educational journey. Peters says she “tried multiple times to finish her HSED alone” but never followed through as she thought she couldn’t do it. Peters continued to say, “the support of family, friends, the teachers at the Student Success Center,” as well as her sister gave her “the courage and push needed to finish.”
GED/HSED students are required to pass all four subject portions of the nationally recognized GED tests to receive their diploma. Students also had to meet requirements in employability, digital literacy, health, and civics. Moraine Park offers it’s GED/HSED instruction year-round and is one of many services the college offers free to the community. For more information about the program, or Moraine Park visit morainepark.edu/GED.