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Adult & Career Education Center Holds Commencement Excercises

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Adult & Career Education Center's Class of 2012 Adult & Career Education Center's Class of 2012

Video Journalist: Angela Fowler

Danville, VA- Students age 17 to 60 graduated on Saturday through the Adult & Career Education Center ceremony in Danville. 

The ceremonies were held at George Washington's High School Auditorium, and this is the second graduation for the program, the first was held this past December, because class size was so large.

Students today realize that it is very hard to find a decent paying job without a GED or High school diploma.

Deciding to go back to school is a tough choice for most- but the benefits outweigh the risks.

Alonzo Jones- Commencement Speaker & Councilman-"I'm encouraging them to pay it forward, to go back in their communities- to go back in their church and everything that they went through today to give it back to reach out- if they see a young person standing on the corner to speak to them in their neighborhood'

Over 250 students have earned a GED or High school diploma with this program Since July of 2011.

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