Adult students at Suncoact Technical College’s Newtown campus celebrate hard-earned high school degrees.


Istead she became a certified nursing assistant, working around the schedules of her children, two of whom have attention deficit disorder. She says she always wanted to go back to school, but it took nearly three years and “many stops and starts” to see it through. She kept watching other names move to the right through the categories on the classroom whiteboard, from the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) to individual HSE tests to the final “High School Diploma.” She wondered if her day would ever come.

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