Wiregrass adult education students receive community sponsored scholarships


September 19, 2012

Adult Education Students
(L-R): Anna Harper, Sarah Biggs, Tendreia Slack, Crissy Stone, Alphonso Benton, Charlotte Ross, Grant Cockfield, and Debra Weil, President of Planters First Bank. Debra was on the committee to coordinate the “Are You Smarter than a Wild Chicken Spelling Bee” sponsored by The Certified Literate Community Program.

Fitzgerald, GA— Several Wiregrass Adult Education students were the recipients of funds raised by the Ben Hill community. The community coordinated an “Are you Smarter than a Wild Chicken Spelling Bee” that raised money used to provide scholarships for students taking the GED® exams. The cost of the exams can sometimes be the only barrier between a student and their dreams of obtaining their credential. Anna Harper, Sarah Biggs, Tendreia Slack, Crissy Stone, Alphonso Benton, Charlotte Ross and Grant Cockfield received scholarships that covered all or part of the fees to take the GED® exams. “The students and Wiregrass Georgia Technical are extremely grateful to the community for the support they received from this fundraiser and we are looking forward to another successful event this year,” stated Sylvia Lockett, Director of Adult Education Services. Students interested in enrolling in adult education classes at the Pine Street Adult Education Center can call 229-423-8200 for more information.