Cherokee Nation officials and Career Services staff join the 2014 GED recipients from the tribe's adult education program, as the Cherokee Nation celebrated the accomplishments of 37 Cherokee citizens who received their GED diplomas this year through the tribe's adult education program. Those who completed the program and passed the GED test were awarded their diplomas and $300 incentive awards at a reception on Oct. 9 at Talking Leaves Job Corps.
The GED recipients are Jeannetta Childers, Matthew Coon, Randy Hornet, Dallas Falling, Kyle Masterson, Kendall Skinner and David Sutter, all of Tahlequah; Kylen Lemmings of Peggs; Rheanna Johnson of Welling; Janna Callahan, Rebecca Hensley, Rodena Roberts and George Scott, all of Stilwell; Kenneth Orman Jr., Lora Shannon, Kimber Sheppard and Kyle Wildcat, all of Muskogee; Chelsea Byrd and Cassandra Sutterfield, both of Porum; Amanda Moore and Emily Moore, both of Fort Gibson; Jennifer Davis, Todd Davis, Trevor Howington, Raven Jewell, Mark Powell and Chancie Rice, all of Sallisaw; Don Dugger, Stephanie Dugger and Billie Hudspeth, all of Gore; Robyn Pizana and J.C. Rothers, both of Vian; Nick Pruitt, of Marble City; James Crabtree, of Locust Grove; Charlie-Ann Denny of Jay; Amy Israel of Colcord; and Kayla Williamson of Catoosa.
The Cherokee Nation Adult Education Program allows participants to study subjects like math, reading and writing at their own pace until they are ready for the GED test. The tribe also provides GED instruction at 11 sites throughout its 14-county jurisdiction.
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