35 receive SAD 1 Adult Education diplomas
PRESQUE ISLE — SAD 1 Adult Education commencement exercises were held May 17 in the Presque Isle High School auditorium.
GRADUATING RECENTLY from the SAD 1 Adult Education program were, from left, front row: Jennifer Leigh Paradis, Winifred McEntee, Heather Dawn Wright, Jessica McCollum and Jodi L. Ammon. Middle row: Robert Philbrick, Travis A. Fickett, Tera Williams, Jamie L. Folsom, Kelsey M. Taggett, Shane A. Sweet, Jay David Jackson, Taylor-Kay Howe, Ariel Dianna Nappi and Heather R. Kaiser. Back row: David J. Ciappetta, Daniel J. Kaiser, Tiffany D. Landry, Karisa Lynn Larson and Ashley Chambers.
Thirty-five students received their Adult Education diplomas this year, while 20 participated in the actual ceremony, which was attended by nearly 150 people. Class Marshal Jessica McCollum, accompanied by pianist Eva Ireland, led her fellow graduates into the auditorium to receive their high school and GED diplomas.
Larry K. Fox, Adult Education director, welcomed those in attendance. Eugene McCluskey, director of admissions at Northern Maine Community College, addressed the graduates. Tera Williams gave the invocation and Karisa Larson was class speaker. Kate Campbell sang “The National Anthem” and “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Matt Lajoie assisted with the lights and sound system.
An Outstanding Student award was presented to Heather Wright, a Student Recognition award was given to Winifred McEntee, and Jim Bubar of the Presque Isle Rotary Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Larson.
A Teacher of the Year award was awarded to Christine McPherson. A 25-year service pin was presented to Maxine Maynard, Donna Keegan received a 10-year service pin, while McPherson received a five-year service pin.
Superintendent Gehrig Johnson and Fox presented the graduates with their diplomas. Lucy Richard, chair of the SAD 1 board of directors, presented the charge to the graduating class.