The Literacy Center recently held its Winter Student Achievement Celebration on January 25th at Mammel Hall, University of Nebraska Omaha. More than 50 students were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments including 31 students who have completed their GED. Students were recognized in five categories, including perfect attendance, positive attitude and outstanding achievers. Six individual volunteers were also honored at the event. Linda Sladky, Barbara Magner, Nancy Leech, Denise Ives, Al Johnson and Rosemary Lucky were recognized for their dedication and commitment to helping Literacy Center students.
The Literacy Center empowers adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices to be active and contributing members of their communities. The 31 GED diplomas recipients are a testament to the Literacy Center’s commitment to its students, encouraging them to complete their GED exams prior to recent changes in testing, which occurred at the beginning of 2014. The Literacy Center added additional classes, instructors and accelerated program to meet these students’ needs. The Literacy Center’s current and future efforts will focus on preparation for the current GED test, which is online. For more information about the Literacy Center, contact Kirsten Case at (402) 342-7323 or visit GiveLiteracy.org.