More Than 1,000 Honor Coahoma’s GED Grads Saturday
CLARKSDALE – More than 1,000 braved Saturday’s soaring summer temperatures to honor family members and friends graduating from Coahoma Community College’s Adult Basic Education program with GED diplomas.
Attired in black caps and gowns and marching into the Pinnacle to the traditional strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” the 89 graduates represented multiple ages.
Keynote speaker Venesia Griffin Brown, personnel coordinator for the Clarksdale Municipal School District, and an CCC alumnus, congratulated the graduates and said, “Don’t stop now, you’ve come too far.”
“You must be persistent and move to your destiny,” she continued. “Whatever you are doing, do it well and keep moving.”
CCC vice president of Workforce Development Center Steven Jossell and Tamara Washington, ABE/GED director, congratulated graduates for “A job well done.”
Presenting musical selections were vocalists Lynette Sykes with “Can’t Give Up Now,” and Taneshia Young with “Still Holding On.”
Wearing identical pink and white polka-dotted dresses, five sisters from Tutwiler turn out to cheer Coahoma GED graduate Quandrius Guilty: (from left) Jadaija Hudson, 8; Sevarial Guilty, 11; Aailiya Guilty, 6; Kimmidyh, 7, and Lois, 7. Not pictured are their mother, Kim Hudson, who received her GED last year; and their grandmother, Evelyn Guilty.
‘Job well done’ says ABE director Tamara Washington.
CCC Vice President Steven Jossell Praises Graduates.