Groton Adult Education graduates receive their diplomas

Groton — Graduates of Groton Adult Education received their diplomas June 20 at a ceremony at West Side STEM Magnet Middle School.

The keynote speaker was Brittany Aldana, a former adult education graduate, who shared her inspiring story on the path she took to adult education and graduating.

Marcy Reed, the program's education consultant from the state; Groton Public Schools Superintendent Michael Graner; Groton City Mayor Keith Hedrick, Groton Town Councilor Juliette Parker and Groton Board of Education Chair Kim Shepardson Watson also gave remarks.

The speakers applauded the graduates' perseverance and recognized that they displayed incredible persistence and courage, Graner said.

"To me, it's really a special event that is a testament to their perseverance and their ability to just persist in the face of adversity," Graner said.

Scott Francis from Liberty Bank in Groton presented a scholarship to a student.

k.drelich@theday.com

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