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Archive: May 2018

Lewiston Adult Education Student Tells How Motivation, Support Helped Him Reach Goal

 

Bryce Smith will march at Lewiston Adult Education's graduation on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

 

Bryce Smith needed his high school credential in order to hold onto his job at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport. He did it in two months.

Smith plans to attend graduation for Lewiston Adult Education, which is set for Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the Lewiston High School gym. He took the HiSET exam to receive his high school credential.

"I didn't think I could, but I put my mind to it. Got it done somehow," the 20-year-old said.

Airport Manager Richard Lanman praised Smith as a great addition to the workforce. The push to a high school credential came from Smith’s job description. It said that within six months, employees must have their high school diploma or high school credential.

“Very intelligent young man. He just needed a shove in the right direction,” Lanman said.

But Smith didn't just do it for his job. He did it for his 11-month-old son Connor.

"I want him to be proud of me along with everybody else," he said.

Smith credited his fiancee, Ashley Warren, with helping to quiz him in between work and watching their son. The faith people had in him helped as well.

Laurie Champagne, coordinator of Lewiston's Adult Learning Center, said she was very impressed with how he handled his toughest challenge. Smith came in to work with her on Fridays, his day off.

Smith had trouble reading on a computer screen filled with text. The words seemed to swim around. He taped a sheet of paper to the top and bottom of the screen so he could minimize what he had to look at.

“He was very motivated and also wanted to set a good example for his young son," Champagne said.

Next, Smith plans to get his Class B license so he could use a dump truck at his job.  

He has tips for people interested in going back to school to get their high school credential.

"You can do it. You have to have faith in yourself also. You can't just have faith in someone else," Smith said. 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 29, 2018 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Graduation Set for June 6


Lewiston Adult Education will hold its graduation on Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Jaoa Masela is scheduled to be the student speaker. The event will also include a musical performance by graduates.

Students who have successfully completed their HiSET exam between July 2017 and June 2018 can attend graduation. Those who have not received an invitation or have additional questions can contact Lewiston Adult Education at 207-784-2928.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 23, 2018 | Read more in: News

High School Students Create Commercial For Lewiston Adult Education

 

 

Lewiston Adult Education Rug braiding students Mary Gallie, left, and Diane Comas, center, get tips from instructor Beth Derenburger in part of a new commercial promoting Lewiston Adult Education.

 

Lewiston Regional Technical Center students have created a commercial for Lewiston Adult Education featuring hands-on classes.

Seniors in Sylvie St. Amand’s multimedia class shot footage, mixed and edited the 30-second commercial. They visited welding, rug braiding and construction students during free time after school.

 "It is a pleasure for me when my students use their skills and talents for ‘real’ projects. It feels great to be able to give back to our school and community,” St. Amand said.

 The seniors are Habbon Abdillahi of Lewiston High School, Kaelyn Jipson of Oak Hill High School, Lindsay Morin of Lewiston High School and Nelson "Nik" Peterson of Oak Hill High School. They are in the LRTC multimedia program in addition to taking classes at their high schools.

 The seniors also helped when it came to showing how to post the video to YouTube, said Mike Reagan, education and marketing coordinator for Lewiston Adult Education.

 “I couldn’t have done it without Habbon, Kaelyn, Lindsay and Nik. They are among the best students LRTC has to offer,” he said. “I only wish they could be around when I have my next computer problem at work.”

 Great Falls Television in Auburn has begun broadcasting the commercial. It has been posted on Lewiston Adult Education’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyp1-XFHJTKhl7edLusbThw.

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 7, 2018 | Read more in: News

 
 

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