Adult education grads proudly take their bows

One of life's milestone moments was experienced June 11 by 16 members of New Milford adult education's Class of 2014.

The highlight, of course, was the climactic presentation of diplomas to the grads by program director Joanne Brogis.

Following the traditional processional, Brogis had welcomed the grads and their families and friends to New Milford High School for the commencement exercises.

Former adult ed student Lauren Campbell, a Western Connecticut State University graduate, offered words of inspiration to this year's class, reminding the grads to follow a path that would make them happy.

Campbell will soon begin pursuit of a master's degree at Columbia University.

The graduates' honored speaker, Deborah Fiala, then offered reflections on her own personal route to graduation.

Following the presentation of diplomas, class of 2014 graduate Kaysie Jordan led her fellow grads in the traditional turning of the tassel.

Those earning high school diplomas via New Milford High School's adult education program were Sydney Altieri, Jensey Argudes (GED), Eric Brown Jr., Patricia Clady, Angelo Vincent DiRienzo, Deborah Fiala, Matthew Gil (GED), John Guinta, Kaysie Jordan, Kristin McLaughlin, Keven Mecha, Robert Phillips, Caleb Schultz, Giovanie Semidey and Ryan Whittaker, as well as an anonymous recipient.

For more information about New Milford adult education, call 860-350-6647, ext. 1170.

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Norm Cummings

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by Norm

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