Twenty-two young adults achieved a special milestone in their lives June 9 in New Milford.

That evening, diplomas were handed out to graduates of the New Milford Adult Education program during an emotional ceremony in the New Milford High School theater.

Among the highlights were speeches by honored graduates Taylor Hildebrandt and Andrew Ramirez.

Given the honor of leading her graduating class in the traditional turning of the tassels was Michelle Shimko.

Members of the Class of 2010:

Robert Alexander, Jessica Alliot, Rhuan Aylon, Marilyn Belletti (GED), Hope Brinn, Randall Cable, Kelly Elwood (GED), Lisa Frank, Taylor Hildebrandt, Karli Hill, Haley Johnson, Breigh McCrain, Catherine Morsey (GED), Christopher Munson, Tanya Ognan, Scott Powell (GED), Andrew Ramirez, Carrie Sheer (GED), Michelle Shimko, Tyler Travis, Jordan Vaughn, Mikala Ware (GED).