L-R: Kaylee Bradford, Montana Lobb, Evan Verrill, Acadia Arsenault, Eben Vye

Academic Achievement Award recipient, Acadia Arsenault, presenting her rose

MECHANIC FALLS — Twelve RSU 16 Adult Education students were honored at a cap and gown graduation ceremony on Friday, June 10 for meeting High School completion goals. Close to fifty friends and family gathered in the Elm Street School gymnasium, as five of the graduates marched to “Pomp and Circumstance.” Teacher, Susan Lasselle, credited graduates with the ability to take the school situations or life situations that didn’t allow them to obtain a traditional high school diploma and rise above them. She encouraged students to remember the individual lessons they have learned about themselves during their time in Adult Education, “because what you have learned about yourself is more important than anything you can learn in a book.”

Acadia Arsenault received the Academic Achievement award for her outstanding performance in multiple subject areas. Before receiving their diplomas, graduates personally thanked family, friends, and even a former elementary school teacher, for supporting them in their educational journey by presenting them with a red rose. In closing, Director Jenny Rose encouraged graduates to use the momentum of their accomplishments to keep moving forward with self-improvement and learning. “There are things most of us will never do or never even have a chance to do, but learning is something that we all have an opportunity for every day; it’s open to literally anyone.”

The 2022 graduates are: Acadia R. Arsenault, Kaylee M. Bradford, Elizabeth R. Childers, Tanner J. Jones, Montana M. Lobb, Ashley V. Niemi, Nicholas F. Ogden, Jaylen M. Stickney, Evan W. Verrill, Eben D. Vye, Anonymous (2)

For more information about Maine Adult Education or to find the program nearest you, visit maineadulted.org.

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