CLARKSDALE- Some had problems in the past remaining dedicated to attending GED classes. Others didn’t take their high school studies seriously or found themselves hanging with the wrong crowd, eventually fueling a decision to drop-out.

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ELLISVILLE-Sixty-two students completed their High school Equivalency tests (formerly known as GED) at Jones County Junior College and participated in a special graduation ceremony at JCJC’s Whitehead Advanced Technology Center July 18.

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I’Esha Granderson, of Jackson, has rung up many an order since leaving high school without a diploma, mainly pastries and fill-ups at gas stations.

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“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day,” the ancient proverb begins. “Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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MAYHEW-Mantee resident Kayle Johnson, 26, decided she wanted more out of life.

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CLARKSDALE-This time last year, LaXavier Dunn was unemployed, and the fact that he didn’t have a high school diploma made his job search even more difficult.

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CLARKSDALE-In 2013, Charles Williams decided that enough was enough. Although he’d dropped out of high school decades earlier, Williams knew it was time to get serious about furthering his education.

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MAYHEW-Nineteen-year-old Megan Traweek adjusted her welding helmet and touched a metal rod attached to a shielded metal arc welding machine to the metal plates she was joining together.

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The MI-BEST Initiative is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The newly redesigned site features many enhanced tools and a vastly improved user experience. We collaborated with the web building team of U.S.NEXT to provide a more comprehensive source of association information and services.

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