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Adult Education Graduates to be Honored at Commencement Ceremony

News Release                                  

June 6, 2014

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Christy Nelson, Adult Education Coordinator
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Adult Education Graduates to be Honored at Commencement Ceremony


TRAVERSE CITY, MI— Sixty-two adult students will receive high school diplomas or GEDs as part of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District's (TBAISD) Adult Education Class of 2014. The students will be recognized at a commencement ceremony Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City.

The adult education graduates took classes at Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs in Benzonia, Cadillac, East Jordan, Kalkaska, Manistee, Petoskey, Traverse City, and the TBAISD Career Tech Center. Nineteen students have earned high school diplomas and forty-three received their GED certificates.

This year’s graduation ceremony will include the induction of fifteen students into the TBAISD Adult Education’s chapter of the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS). Nominations were based on dependable attendance, a cooperative attitude towards peers and faculty, and demonstrated effort and initiative while performing school related tasks. Membership in the National Adult Education Honor Society is limited to a select group of adults for these positive characteristics while enrolled in an adult education program. 

Adult education services are available through the cooperative efforts of TBAISD, the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, Northwest Michigan Works!, and local school districts. The program operates six learning labs in northwest Lower Michigan and a high school completion program at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center in Traverse City.

The learning lab programs are free and include high school completion credits, GED preparation, English as a second language, basic education in reading, math and writing, and basic computer skills instruction. More information about the Adult Education Learning Labs is available at:


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