It was an evening of laughter, tears and heartwarming stories as 27 individuals enrolled in Adult Education classes attended the 17th annual Adult Education National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on May 3. Honored for their dedication to attending class, cooperation and self-reliance in and outside the classroom, these students received an honorary pin, a certificate of recognition, and a letter of recommendation from the chapter president and founder to help with applying to schools and jobs.
“This is one of the best ceremonies I have because it honors the ESL students, as well as the GED students,” said Larry Zimmerman, Adult Education Coordinator. “This is very special to the students and their families. Afterwards they are so excited to receive their pin.”
Each student was called out by name, as a heartfelt testimonial written by their teacher was read aloud to those in attendance. With 60 countries represented by the students that make up the Adult Education program, many have overcome a multitude of obstacles in life and have truly inspired their fellow students in the class.
More than a decade ago, Lloyd Weaver, a director of an adult education program in South Carolina made the initiative to create a meaningful recognition for adult education students - which led to the founding of the National Adult Education Honor Society.
The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony is a total team effort and was led this year by Adult Education staff members Karen Condit and Sally Weismann. Reagan High School’s Quid Nunc Quartet provided wonderful music for the event. The NEISD Adult Education program hopes to continue the tradition of honoring these inspirational individuals for years to come.
Posted on 05/04/2017