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Local man earns GED through Adult Learning Center

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Jeremiah Reynolds was living in California when he decided to quit high school.

Fast forward to 2013, Reynolds relocated to Mt. Juliet where he was working, but something was lacking.

“Honestly, I just wanted to complete school and earn my high school equivalency diploma,” Reynolds said, “mainly for personal satisfaction and more life opportunities.”

He credits his girlfriend for encouraging him to make the call to the Adult Learning Center, and to the ALC staff for their constant support and motivation.

“I felt very comfortable here at the ALC and felt very welcomed,” Reynolds said, “The staff was very encouraging and helpful. There are so many nice things I can say that it’s hard to pick just one. I really liked the flexibility in classes, which really worked with my work schedule. The most important thing that the staff gave me was confidence to believe in myself and that I could accomplish anything.

“I was very proud [of earning my diploma] and had chills over my entire body. This opens up so many options for me, such as attending college or a new career. If you have any doubt or obstacle that you think would prevent you from coming to class, just call the ALC. They will make you realize that you can do it.  Each time I came to the ALC I would leave with more drive to complete my goal. The support was so incredible.”

As Reynolds learned, the Adult Learning Center offers free GED/HSE classes with both day and night sessions available. Classes are offered in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Old Hickory and Watertown in Wilson County, Carthage in Smith County and Hartsville in Trousdale County.

Anyone who wants more information or is in need of a high school equivalency diploma may call 615-443-8731. 

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