Celebrating learning and success in challenging timesSep 21, 2020 12:24PM ● By Justin Adams
A graduate from the 2020 Granite Peaks Adult Education Program. (Photo courtesy Granite Peaks Adult Education)
By Katy Whittingham | [email protected]
Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning held a walk-through graduation celebration for the 2020 class July 22 at their location in Millcreek. The celebration operated as an open house giving students and their families the opportunity to walk the campus and take photographs. It concluded with a presentation of honors.
From a podium graduates had the opportunity to share their stories. Some expressed the challenges they faced returning to school with gaps of up to 20 years and longer. Others talked of family members, especially children, who inspired them. Several shared the message of never giving up and always striving to improve one’s self even in our challenging times. One graduate brought up his young daughter and explained that losing his job during the pandemic motivated him to go back to school. The “Graduation Student Stories” videos can be found on the Granite Peaks Facebook page and shows the range of students and their diverse experiences.
Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning is the Adult Education Department for Granite School District and empowers adult learners to improve their lives through individualized learning programs. They offer GED diploma and credit diploma classes, English language acquisition classes and career pathway classes.
More information about programs can be found on the “Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning” Facebook page and at graniteschools.org.