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Grads: GED means more work, college
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Monday, February 18, 2013 6:02 PM

Their reasons for not completing high school vary, but nine students earned GEDs in Dearborn County so far in the 2012-2013 school year, said GED instructor Mary Abrams.

Others are close to finishing.

For GED grad Stephanie Weaver, Aurora, earning Indiana's high school equivalency credential means a move from part-time work last week to full-time this week. The 17-year-old was a senior when she dropped out of South Dearborn High School.

“I had a lot of drama with people there who wanted to fight me and I couldn't handle it,” she said. Since October, she has been working as a call center agent for Gardens Alive in Greendale. Now she becomes a customer service representative.

Weaver spent only 12 hours in the GED program at Work One, 110 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, before taking her GED tests.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:09 PM