Norman Vincent Peale said,” Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do“
Each June marks the beginning of graduation ceremonies for Palmetto Unified School District’s high schools and adult education centers. The students who have completed the requirements for a high school diploma, GED, a vocational course, or Work Keys will be recognized during these formal ceremonies. These students had a PURPOSE which was to acquire the knowledge and certification to help them prepare for life after release. They made the COMMITMENT to work hard to achieve these goals. Despite the many obstacles inherent within a correctional environment these students seized the opportunity, STAYED WITH IT and made the best of the situation. Many of these students scored in the top 5% of all of the students in the state of South Carolina who took the GED test. Their enthusiasm ignited them to succeed.
The professional teaching staffs, who work with these students in an environment that is not the most conducive for learning, are committed to raising the achievement level of students and the student accomplishments are a direct result of their commitment.
If you have never been to one of these ceremonies please take the opportunity when available to do so. They are usually less than one hour. The educational staff and students would appreciate your support.