An Eddyville student and a Sandy Hook adult education facility have been recognized by KET as the Fast Forward Kentucky Student of the Year and Kentucky Learning Center of the Year.
Amanda Isner-Cheek of Lyon County has been selected as the Fast Forward Kentucky Student of the Year for her remarkable persistence in pursuing her educational goals and for her success in using Fast Forward, KET’s GED® test-preparation curriculum.
On June 14, KET Adult Education staff will participate in the GED® graduation ceremony at the Lyon County Adult Education center to recognize Isner-Cheek’s success. Thanks to her studies with KET’s Fast Forward online test-preparation system, Isner-Cheek was able to pass each of the GED®’ test’s four sections – math, language arts, science and social studies – on the first try.
“Amanda had dropped out of school nearly 15 years ago and had managed to enjoy some successes in the working world” but eventually found that “employment was harder to find without a GED®,” said Natalie McPherson, the Lyon County Adult Education coordinator and instructor who nominated Isner-Cheek for the award.
KET has selected Elliott County Adult Education as its Kentucky Learning Center of the Year for its outstanding use of Fast Forward, KET’s GED® test-preparation curriculum.
Based in Sandy Hook, Ky., Elliott County Adult Education provides services such as GED® test preparation, family literacy instruction, English as a second language classes, workforce education and more to adult learners in the region.
On June 8, KET Adult Education staff will hold a ceremony at the center to recognize its students and instructors’ consistent and successful use of Fast Forward. Several of the center’s students have received their GED® certification this year, using Fast Forward as part of their studies.
“KET congratulates Amanda on her determination and success in achieving her GED® certification in order to secure a strong foundation for her chosen career,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO. “And we are thrilled that KET’s Fast Forward has been utilized so successfully in Elliott County to help learners there obtain a GED® credential as a critical first step in achieving their dreams.”
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