Letters to the Editor

Carol Russom takes pride in the various 2015 GED graduates

Dear Editor:

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all the people who made our Adult Education graduation a “night to remember”. On May 19, 2015 at 7:00 in the evening, Heritage Hall graciously hosted our Johnson/Carter Co. Adult Education graduation. We had 20 students reply to our invitations and attend our GED/HiSET graduation, and we had over 150 guests from the community, comprised of family, honored guests, and dignitaries. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Representative Timothy Hill gave wonderful speeches, along with a special student speaker, Charlie Morefield.

We wanted to specifically thank the following people: Johnson County Board of Education – Dr. Mischelle Simcox and her central office staff, Johnson County/Mtn. City Mayors Larry Potter and Lawrence Keeble, School Board chairman – Kevin Long, Johnson Co. Commissioners and Mt. City Council for donations used for the student cost of the HiSET test, the Foundation: Fighting for Rural Education for donations toward the cost of the GED/HiSET test, Johnson Co. Economic & Community Development, Johnson Co. Sheriff Mike Reece, Lacy Hilliard at the Tomahawk, Northeast State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology for all their help with testing our students, Dale Clements of Educational Outreach (ETSU), United Way, AB&T and Youth Build, Dollar General of Mountain City, Food Lion for their donation of a beautiful cake, Jeannie Royston for all her help with printing the programs, Melanie Porter– our beautiful photographer, Madaleigh and Joshua Furches– our wonderful ushers, Gamma Mu for their wonderful refreshments - served by Rose Rasmussen and Beverly McKinney …and to all my wonderful staff who were invaluable to me in planning, executing, running, setting up, calling, mailing….for our graduation ceremony….Dorothy Joyner, Karla Prudhomme, and Patty Smith.

Carol Russom, Supervisor
Johnson/Carter County Adult Ed. SDA 1