IAACE Announces Winners of Adult Education Essay Contest

IAACE is proud to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Essay Contest on adult education. The theme of the contest was “How has adult education helped shape your future?” Fifty-three essays were received from various programs across the state.

Keith Pressley, an adult learner from CWI-Tri Town Adult Learning Center, has been selected as the first-place winner for his essay on how adult education has helped forge his future in numerous ways. Pressley’s essay will be read at the 3rd Annual Adult Education Day at the Indiana State House North Atrium on Tuesday, February 13. He will receive a $250 gift card and a Certificate of Achievement at the event to recognize his achievement.

Garrett Stefanopoulos from CWI-Tri-Town Adult Learning Center (Region 1) and Farida Aziz-Zadeh from The Literacy Alliance, Fort Wayne (Region 3) were selected as the second and third-place winners, respectively. All the winners will be acknowledged on Adult Education Day and will receive a gift card and a certificate of achievement at the event.

In addition to the winners, the following individuals were recognized with honorable mentions for their essays: Samuel Cardova from NEO Neighbors Educational Opportunities, Zzalek-seanta Gill from Grant Regional Career Center Adult Ed-Marion, Ronisson de Souza de Oliveira from Broadview Learning Center, Nelson Ernest from Wayne Township Adult Education, Zamanova Albina from The Literacy Alliance, Tanya Bac Than Le Tran from Wayne Township Adult Education, Ava Johnson from The Literacy Alliance, and Amethyst Sanders from The Literacy Alliance.

The celebration of essay winners will take place on Tuesday, February 13, at the Indiana State House North Atrium at 11:30 am, as part of the Adult Education Day event. Indiana Adult Education programs provide math, reading, and writing instruction free of charge to help individuals acquire the skills needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma, go to college, or participate in an entry-level occupational certification program. Individuals can even earn a high school equivalency diploma and an occupational certificate at the same time, allowing them to get back to work or switch careers quickly.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Adult Education Day at the Indiana State House North Atrium on Tuesday, February 13, at 11:00 am. Invitation and details are available at https://iaace.com/adult-education-day/.

 

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