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Eight Adult High School Graduates Honored

Eight graduates were recognized at the adult high school equivalency graduation ceremony in Dejardin Hall on the Iowa Valley Continuing Education campus this week. The graduates received letters of congratulations presented by Patty Mendoza, Iowa Valley’s Director of Adult Literacy Programs, and a short commentary was read by instructor Kathy Siebring regarding each graduate’s future plans.


June 2022 graduates and instructors from right to left: instructor Ricarda Drummer, Lyda Sandoval, Brookllyn Tapley, Zaira Tejeda, Dustyn Butcher, Dawson Spiker, Cody Bachtell, Reyna Cazares, Cheyenne Johnson, instructor KathySeibring. Several others earned their diplomas but could not attend due to work or family scheduling conflicts.

Students that received a diploma during the ceremony included Cody Bachtell, Dustyn Butcher, Reyna Cazares, Cheyenne Johnson, Lyda Sandoval, Dawson Spiker, Brookllyn Tapley, and Z

Each graduate received a certificate symbolizing their dedication to lifelong learning. All 33 graduates (not just the 8 that attended the ceremony), will receive an $800 New Opportunities Scholarship for credit classes at Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College, or Iowa Valley Grinnell.

Each year, Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE) presents a Director’s Scholarship award to the student who achieves the highest score on the high school equivalency tests. The June graduating class Valedictorian was Daswon Spiker, who may use the Director’s Scholarship to cover full tuition and fees for one year at one of the schools in the Iowa Valley Community College District.

For information about high school equivalency diploma classes offered through Iowa Valley Continuing Education, call 641-754-1348. Classes are offered in Grinnell, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown, and Tama.

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