Education has no age limit, Merced Adult School Principal Debbie Glass said.
She said 229 people ranging in age from 18 to 60 graduated from the adult school in ceremonies held June 4 at the Merced Theatre.
“These men and women have achieved an important milestone this year in their education, one that I hope will lead them to the achievement of other goals with the confidence that they are capable of learning and have the skills they need to move forward as far as they desire to,” Glass said.
Miranda Turner, a graduate, said receiving her GED has given her a future she never thought she could have. Eventually she said she wants to become a registered nurse and now will be starting a medical assisting course.
“It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you did this for yourself,” Turner said.
Ashley Sepulveda said she appreciated everyone who helped her along the way.
“I was that person who wasn’t supposed to make it this year, yet here I am,” Sepulveda said. “God knows I’m more than thankful for his blessings.”
Mark Naylor shared this message: “Continue to take your education to the next level. Don’t take it for granted. Your education can and will take you to the place where you want to be. To my fellow graduates: You can only soar as high as you dare to fly.”
Sun-Star staff writer Doane Yawger can be reached at (209) 385-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.