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Wednesday, August 29, 2001

WTSS holds G.E.D. graduation

Twenty-nine West Texas State School students recently celebrated the completion of their G.E.D. requirements with a graduation ceremony held on Aug. 2.

WTSS assistant superintendent John White and Principal Kenneth Engle presented G.E.D. certificates to the students, who crossed the stage dressed in traditional caps and gowns. One of the students received his High School Diploma.

White congratulated the students on their accomplishment and encouraged them to continue to "choose to succeed." A cake and punch reception was held following the ceremony for the more than 100 students, staff, families and guests in attendance.

According to the Texas Education agency, the G.E.D. test is a rigorous 70-hour battery of five tests consisting of writing skills (including a 200-word essay), social studies, science, literature and the arts, and mathematics. These tests measure the student's ability to understand and apply information, to evaluate, analyze and draw conclusions, to solve problems, and to express ideas and opinions in writing.

WTSS teacher Brad Miller, teacher's aides Mary Helen Vasquez and Elvira Garcia, secretary Lois Muro and some of the G.E.D. graduates spent many long hours decorating the gym and fireplace room for the event. The West Texas State School Community Advisory Council donated funds earlier in the year to purchase decorations.

West Texas State School is a facility of the Texas Youth Commission, serving over 240 delinquent male youth.

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