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Media Advisory: Valedictorian to Graduate top of her class after being out of school since 10th grade


Metropolitan Action Commission to host annual Adult Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Friday (June 21), the Metropolitan Action Commission will host the 23rd Annual Adult Education Graduation Ceremony. Nearly 50 graduates adorned in caps and gowns will walk across the stage to receive their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) at the Baptist World Center.

After being out of school since 10th grade, at the age of 44 Yvonne Albritton decided to go back to school after being laid off from two consecutive jobs. Out of the five areas of the GED test, Yvonne scored perfect scores in two areas and obtained the highest score in her class in two other areas. She will begin a one -year LPN program this fall at the Nashville State Community College and plans to continue school to obtain an Associate Degree as a Registered Nurse. Yvonne is this year's Valedictorian and will address her class on Friday during graduation.

Yvonne along with 7 other students will be included into the agency's Honor Society. These students scored at least 2500 or higher on their GED exam. A score of 2250 is required to receive a GED.

Metro Action's Adult Education Program also offers a College Preparatory course, which helps graduates with the college admissions process and covers the cost of application fees and books once students are accepted into college or a technical institution. Nearly 20 students will be recognized for completion of the agency's College Preparatory course.

Who: Metropolitan Action Commission Adult Education Program
What: 23rd Annual GED Graduation Ceremony
When: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11am
Where: Baptist World Center (1700 Baptist World Center Drive)