Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District recently celebrated graduates who completed their high school equivalency. Pictured at the June 25 ceremony at Emerson Family School are, first row, from left, Iondre Craft, Dorothy Mullins, Tabitha Fulgham and Kea Lowry. In back are Travis Baker, Crystal Ware, Carolyn Jordan, Neely Prudhomme, Brandice Brooks and Quantavious Wilburn. Photo by: Courtesy photo
July 15, 2017 10:04:02 PM
Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Department of Family Centered Programs Adult Education celebrated their spring graduation on June 25. The ceremony was held at the Emerson Family School. This past semester the adult education program had a total of 13 graduates who completed their high school equivalency. Guest speaker for the event was the Rev. Abdural Lee of Sand Creek Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. SOAR representative Ross Williams awarded each graduate $50 for their hard work and commitment. Adult education director Joan Butler awarded diplomas.
Because a more educated populace promotes business and economic growth and better quality of life, the SOAR community foundation has awarded a total of $8,820 to graduates who went back to school to complete their GEDs.
SOAR stands for Starkville/Oktibbeha Achieving Results. It was established in 2002 as a public, charitable endowment fund affiliated with CREATE, a 45-year-old community foundation. A local board of directors awards grants from the earnings on the fund for charitable purposes and the public good.
For more information about SOAR, contact Executive Director Jan Eastman at [email protected]