On the evening of June 18, 2018, friends, well-wishers, program participants, and staff gathered at Plimoth Plantation to honor volunteer tutors, students, and graduates during the Literacy Program’s 29th annual Evening of Recognition. Speakers for the evening included Jennifer Harris, Library Director, Kristen Enos, Literacy Coordinator, and Representative Matt Muratore, and Gabe D’Annunzio, volunteer tutor.
Volunteer tutors in the program and their students, who have been learning the English language, were awarded certificates of appreciation and achievement. Classroom teachers also recognized their students for all their hard work and dedication. The Literacy Program also recognized Olga Fahey and Yuen Han Lo for becoming United States citizens this year.
The evening ended with a cap and gown graduation ceremony to publicly recognize the students who have successfully passed the five tests that comprise the high school equivalency test (HiSET). Kenneth Corrigan, 2018 graduate, gave a very inspiring speech regarding his struggles with undiagnosed learning disabilities and the fact that he had been told by people that he would never graduate high school. Also among the graduates were Patricia Poirier and Ashlee Dahlgren, a mother and daughter who attended classes together. Their achievements will serve as a model and an encouragement to all adults who desire to continue their education.
For more information about the Plymouth Public Library’s Literacy Program, please contact Kristen Enos, Literacy Coordinator at 508-830-4260, email@example.com or find us on Facebook. Free day and evening classes to help prepare for the HiSET or GED tests and free beginner ESL evening classes begin in the fall. Anyone interested should attend a New Student Orientation on August 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM or August 22, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
The Literacy Program hosted its annual Snowball Social last week. Attendees dined on potluck dishes featuring foods from around the globe, worked together on trivia challenges, and competed in Round the World bingo. This event highlights the diverse group of students in the Literacy Program and brings some light and warmth to a cold winter night.