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More WOO Students Are GED Graduates

Susan Notes: Remember, these are students pushed out of Birmingham schools for lack of interest.

Please join us in congratulating the most recent WOO GED graduates:

#34 Bonita Davis
#35 Sierra Clayton
#36 Meracella Byers
#37 Gladys Veronica Albarran

Once again, the WOO testing examiner expressed admiration for the high passing scores, passing rate, and preparation which our students undertook to pass so successfully. We are proud of each and everyone of them.

A fifth student earned sensational scores on four parts of the exam; yet, missed the math section by one single point. She was devastated, but we have been in contact with her and her family and we are fully confident that she will do fine when she retakes that single section of the exam in the next few weeks.


The following nineteen (19) WOO students completed their GED exam this school year, and will be invited to graduate on stage, in cap and gown, on May 27th with a hundred other graduates in the Jefferson County Board of Education GED graduation ceremony. Eleven of our students have confirmed that they will participate

Jessica Holt, 2003
April Anderson, 2003
Eric Steele, 2003
Terence Covington, 2003
Joseph McGowan, 2003
John Branch, 2003
LaJonda Davis, 2004
Monique Kagayigayi, 2004
Christopher Robinson, 2004
Gregory Robinson, 2004
Wambui Njoroge, 2004
Daroues Hayes, 2004
Jamaal Baker, 2004
Kimberly Davis, 2004
Rachelle Smith, 2004
Bonita Davis, 05-2004
Sierra Clayton, 05-2004
Meracella Byers, 05-2004
Gladys Veronica Albarran, 05-24

The GED graduation ceremony is at 7:00 PM (students must arrive by 6:00 PM), Thursday evening, May 27, at First Baptist Church of Gardendale, located on Main Street. If you are able to provide transportation for a student and her/his guests, please let me know.

This coming Sunday, the following six of our students will be inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society, sponsored by Jeff State Community College GED and Adult Education program:

April Anderson
Jamaal Baker
Daroues Hayes
Joseph McGowan
Wambui Njoroge
Eric Steele

Sunday, May 23, 2004, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, in the Chapel, 1114 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL (According to the invite, "Please wear Sunday dress attire.").

The WOO proudly celebrates 37 WOO GED graduates since we opened in September, 2000.

WOO GED minimum graduation expenses per student include the following:

GED exam fee = $40.00
cap, gown, WOO honor cloth = $45.00
certificates and frames = $03.00
roses at the ceremonies = $06.00
induction into the National Adult Education Honor Society (for eligible students) = $12.00
photographs and incidentals = $15.00
TOTAL = $121.00

Any donations to assist our WOO GED graduates should be sent to the WOO and earmarked: "WOO GED graduates."

Our students need your support and encouragement.

— Steve Orel
The World of Opportunity



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