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The Carroll County School System's Alternative Programs hosted a commencement ceremony for students enrolled in its Extended Day Program

Jan 14 2022

The Carroll County School System's Alternative Programs hosted a commencement ceremony for students enrolled in its Extended Day Program. The aim of the Extended Day Program is to afford students desiring a more flexible learning environment an opportunity to complete their high school requirements.

 “Thus far, hosting this event has been the highlight of my career. From the initial idea to host a ceremony to the actual planning, the faculty and staff worked tirelessly to ensure that our students felt a sense of accomplishment as we each wanted them to have a memorable experience,” remarked Principal Cheryl Clark.

Clark expressed her gratitude to everyone who helped make this event a success, and she attributes the successful turnout to the support that she received from district employees throughout the county. The commencement address was delivered by Tokqiann Goodman, an educational Recruitment and Retention Specialist for GSCS, who reflected on personal experiences similar to those of the graduates. Throughout her speech, she echoed her mantra, "never give up."

Clark felt it necessary to host a commencement ceremony to honor the eight graduates' efforts and afford them the opportunity to "walk across the stage". Each graduate received a certificate, a copy of their final transcript, and a gift card donated by Charity Aaron-Director of Partnerships and Communications for Carroll County Schools. The graduates will receive their diplomas in May from their respective schools,

Those honored were Shakiya De’Shan Burks (MZHS), Scarlett Love Douglas (CHS), Tajayna Nevaeh Grier (THS), Jordan Trent Jacobs (THS), Kaitlyn Jane Knisley (MZHS), Ashley Bryanna Abygail Shoemaker (MZHS), Kimberly Diane Smith (CHS), and Deondra Shardae Williamson (MZHS).