First GED Recipients from the Catoosa County Detention Center

On Wednesday, May 11, two individuals were recognized by Sheriff Gary Sisk for completing classes and obtaining their GED while incarcerated.  This is an essential program that has been a dream of the Catoosa Citizens for Literacy for over 15 years.  Several months ago, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy purchased laptops to be used for the GED program by the inmates.  In addition to computers, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy also funds the $160 GED testing fee for each student.  By earning the GED, these individuals will have an   advantage and the encouragement to help them become productive members of society.  Along with earning their GED, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy presented each of the recipients with a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.  A special educational opportunity for one of the recipients was also presented by GNTC. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy and Georgia Northwestern Technical College were present for the ceremony.

Going forward, this will continue to be a collaboration of efforts with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College that will benefit not only those incarcerated, but the citizens of Catoosa County.

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