Upper Valley Career Center Aspire Graduates Celebrate
Fifteen students from the Upper Valley Career Center Aspire program turned the
dream of graduating into a reality on June 21, 2018. The event was attended by
Upper Valley Career Center and Aspire staff members, family, friends, and guest
speakers, Greg Bueno, Integral Manufacturing, and Reverend Lauren Allen, First
United Church of Christ.
Dr. Nancy Luce, Upper Valley Career
Center Superintendent, welcomed those in attendance and commended the graduates
on achieving this milestone accomplishment.
Guest speaker, Greg Bueno, congratulated the graduates on
their success and offered words of inspiration. “Remember the challenge you
overcame to get to where you are today. Never limit your challenges but
challenge your limits. When you hit a wall in life, dig in deep to find your
second wind,” said Bueno.
Guest speaker, Reverend Lauren Allen encouraged the
graduates to continue learning, “You have taken the first step towards becoming
who you were meant to be. Set new goals and continue your journey.”
Dr. Nancy Luce and Upper Valley Career Center Adult
Division Director, Scott Naill, awarded the diplomas.
The 2018 Aspire graduates are: Conover- Shelby Davis; Greenville- Sharon Allen
and Keith Parsons; Houston- Shelia Heck; Piqua- Jayme Burks, April Finley,
Shannon Valentine; Sidney- Kyle Crull, Kayli Morris, and Nicci Morrison; Tipp
City- Christina Henn; Troy- Thomas Davidhizor, Tristan Meek, and Kimberly
VanWinkle; West Milton- Angie Pritchard.
Upper Valley Career Center operates Aspire
classes in sites across Miami, Shelby, and Darke Counties as well as online.
Participants may prepare for their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), refresh
skills needed for employment/advancement, or prepare for post secondary
transitions. Individuals lacking a high school diploma or looking to refresh
academic skills are encouraged to contact the Upper Valley Career Center Aspire
program at 937.778.1078 or email Sarah Thomason at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. Classes are offered in Piqua, Troy, Sidney, and