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YCA cadet honored for GED
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Some of Georgia’s best and brightest GED recipients, as well as the educators and staff who helped them achieve their goals, were honored by the Technical College System of Georgia’s Office of Adult Education during the state’s annual GED awards luncheon on Oct. 28 in Atlanta.
Cadet Eric Golden of Hinesville, was selected as the Youth Challenge GED Student of the Year. Golden was chosen in a statewide competitive process and was nominated by Letha Vinson, his instructor. Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge is a prevention rather than remedial youth-at-risk program serving participants who are unemployed, drug free and law free high school dropouts. Its GED program is administered by Savannah Technical College.
“We’re very proud of Eric and all of our GED recipients,” said STC Executive Director of Adult Education Charita Boles who administers the program in this area. For 2008-09, 2,178 students were enrolled in the GED program in these counties.  
More than 1.1 million Georgians over the age of 25 are without their high school diplomas or GEDs.
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