Recent Graduates Shine

Eight graduates received their certificates of achievement at the April ceremony at Lone Tree.

DCL’s GED, high school equivalency (HSE), and Career Online High School (COHS) programs provide opportunities for adult students to shine in their achievements. Though these educational paths may be less traditional, they are necessary to accommodate the unique situations of community members.

On April 28, in Lone Tree’s packed Event Hall, DCL recognized the accomplishments of eight high school graduates in Douglas County. The graduation ceremony celebrated the continuation of these students and acknowledged the roles of their families, tutors and friends who supported them along the way. These students worked with our community partners and volunteer tutors to prepare for this accomplishment.

Guest speakers at the ceremony included a teacher and a parent, who spoke to honor their students. Two graduates also spoke, citing the obstacles they’ve overcome to find the confidence and determination to earn their degrees.

These programs are successful because of a team effort by DCL volunteers and staff, including:

  • The support of Volunteer Services and the volunteers themselves.
  • Technical Services, catalogers, and our MHTs, who keep the study materials accessible.
  • Facilities, which keeps our libraries beautiful and safe places to learn.
  • Community Relations, which creates the beautiful invitations and takes event-day photos.
  • The DCL Foundation, which helps fund scholarships that help our students pay for testing fees.
  • Librarians and public services staff who are always welcoming and helpful to our volunteers and students.
  • DCL’s administration, which continues to support the Adult Literacy Program.

Together, we truly are building bright futures!

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