LEWISTON — Students in the College Transition Program celebrated the end of their studies and received tips about the next stage of their education at an event at the B Street Community Center.

Graduates shared their experiences in college-level classes at the celebration on Dec. 19. They all stressed the importance of asking questions of professors when classes got difficult and finding help with academic papers.

The College Transition Program, which is part of Lewiston Adult Education, is free and designed for people living or working in Androscoggin County who planto enroll in college within the next 12 to 18 months. It provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing and math in a college-style setting.

The students who received certificates of completion were Hana Omar, Amal Hassan, Shawnee Cote, Brett Griffin, Isaac Shawver, Joseph Miakouissa and Joao Massela.

The next program will start on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the B Street Community Center. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 for an application and to schedule a skills assessment.

Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant, left, and College Transition Program Instructor Amy Hatch, right, congratulate Shawnee Cote, center, who received her certificate of completion from the program.

From left, Renan Ferreira, Richard Patrie, Kassie Schmidt, Melissa Potter and Ouseiny Ousmane gave advice to College Transition Program students about college classes at a celebration on Dec. 19.

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