Student Success Stories
Heard the expression for new parents ‘sleep when the baby sleeps’? That’s not what Kirstyn Fogarty has been doing these last couple of months. Instead, Kirstyn is taking advantage of RACE1’s online instruction and she’s working to finish her GED.
Our testing center opened back up yesterday with a bang – Rosemary Dawn Lane took and successfully passed the science portion of her GED!
“If you want to do it, or are thinking about doing it, take the chance”. That’s Tiffany Gibson’s advice to anyone considering getting their GED. Tiffany, a Rose Hill, Virginia native and a mom to 3 young children, recently enrolled in RACE1 to complete her GED. She’s made impressive gains in her first few weeks in the program.
She dropped out of high school in 8th grade due to bullying. A few months before her 30th birthday, and after spending years raising her family, she decided she wanted a change for her life.
Alex sends a message of encouragement to anyone considering obtaining their GED. “Anyone can do it,” she said. Alex explained that although it can be difficult, anyone can earn their GED.
“I knew I wanted to go to college to achieve the life I had planned”.
And just last week, Elaina Glynn, a former GED graduate from Lee County, is one step closer to achieving her dreams. Elaina graduated from East Tennessee State University last week with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
Say hello to another member of our marketing and outreach team, Brittany Robertson!
Brittany is a native and resident of Nickelsville, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is an instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She is also a consultant for local businesses in marketing and social media management.
We’d like to introduce you to one of our most recent additions to our marketing team, Ms. Telena Turner!
A native of Haysi, VA, Telena Turner, has interned with RACE1 since February. She loves creating content to connect, share resources, and send encouragement to potential students.
Meet Amy Statzer, Student Specialist and GED Administrator. Amy has served with RACE1 for 15 years!
Meet Sarah Smith, the newest member of our marketing and outreach team. Sarah joined RACE1 in July 2020 and works to create content that shares our services and mission with community members and potential students. She is also a talented photographer!
In and out of the classroom, our team at Regional Adult and Career Education is here to support you on your journey to the GED! Meet Data Analyst, Bryan Smith.
Bryan has served with RACE1 for around 8 years, supporting staff, teachers, and students through his expertise in technology, software engineering, and data analysis.
Our yearly mailers were sent out to current residents of Lee, Wise, Scott, and Norton. Keep and eye out for them!