Three share stories at Clark’s GED, high school graduation

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Central Park — It’s never too late to get a high school diploma, as more than 90 men and women demonstrated June 18 during a graduation ceremony at Clark College.

Cecile Conner, Aaron Thompson and Kerri Kowaleski were three students who shared their stories with the many friends and family members who crowded the bleachers.

While the stories from the students varied, each ended with a much-desired result, either a GED or high school diploma.

Conner came to the United States with only a junior high education because students have to pay to attend high school in the Philippines, her native home.

After 19 years of having to tell people he was a high school dropout, Thompson says he can now hold his head up and say he has his GED.

And Kowaleski dropped out of high school to marry and raise a family before deciding to complete her education.