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Family and friends packed CCC's Whiteside Hall Lecture Room Saturday in support of graduates receiving their GED diplomas.
CLARKSDALE – It doesn’t matter which path one takes, as long as they make it to the destination.
That’s the message commencement speaker Emmanuel Lackey shared with Coahoma Community College’s 2016 Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED graduates during a special ceremony Saturday.
“Sometimes the road we choose to travel may not be the popular one…it may not be the road that traditionally everyone else travels,” said Lackey. “We don’t all go in the same direction, but what matters is that you have arrived.”
Nearly two-dozen graduates gathered in CCC’s Whiteside Hall Lecture Room to receive their high school equivalency diplomas as family and friends looked on.
Lackey, who serves as CCC’s Ambassador of Recruitment, Retention and Community Relations, shared his own challenges growing up with the group.
“I decided that I would not be a product of statistics. I decided that I would be who I chose to become, and I did just that,” Lackey said.
“Young people you must know who you are and believe that you are going somewhere. Don’t let anyone else decide who you are or where you are going—you make that determination because you have the power.”
CCC ABE/GED Director Tamara Washington-Travis congratulated the graduates on achieving such an important milestone in their lives.
“We’re so proud of these graduates for completing this goal, which will greatly enhance their livelihood,” Washington-Travis said.
CCC’s ABE program offers GED classes year-round to individuals at no charge. CLICK HERE for more information about CCC'e GED program!