Alexandria resident Bobby Vickers quit grammar school to work on the family farm.
But as a parent, he said, “I wanted to show my children they needed an education,” and as an adult, “I wanted to educate myself so I could get a better job.”
Vickers came to the Adult Learning Center to achieve his goal of earning his high school equivalency diploma. He found the Watertown classes more convenient for his needs.
“Everyone treated me with respect and really encouraged me to succeed,” he said. “The ALC is like an extended family,” he added. Vickers urges anyone considering earning a GED/HiSET high school equivalency diploma to “do it!”
“If I can do it,” he said, “anyone can!”
Nancy Reed, Watertown instructor, commented, ”Like many of our students, Bobby put the necessity of earning a living before the opportunity of an education.”
Vickers participated in the graduation ceremony Friday, May 30, and his family and friends were proud of him. “I was tickled pink with all the great treatment,” Vickers noted. The faculty and staff at the ALC applaud him and his fellow graduates.
Adults interested in obtaining a high school equivalency diploma should contact the ALC at 615-443.8731. Classes are available in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Gladeville, Watertown, Old Hickory, Carthage and Hartsville.