Tribune photo by January Wetzel / Jessica Campbell, Heather Scott and Lydia Piatt, from left, all of Seymour, received their GED certificates during a graduation ceremony at Jackson County Learning Center in Seymour on Monday. The center has had nearly 60 students, many of whom participated in a graduation ceremony in January, pass the GED exam this year.
It would have been easy for 36-year-old Heather Scott of Seymour to quit.
“And I did, more than once,” she said of trying to get her General Educational Development certificate. But after 20 years, all the hard work has finally paid off, Scott said.
On Monday, Scott, along with fellow students Jessica Campbell and Lydia Piatt, received their certificates in a graduation ceremony at Jackson County Learning Center in Seymour. All three recently passed the lengthy and comprehensive GED exam, which tests students in writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics.
“It isn’t easy,” Scott said of the two-day test and GED class she completed. “I didn’t think I could do it, but I had nothing else going in my life. Sometimes the only thing I had to look forward to was going to class.”
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