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Virginia GED ® Success Story: April 2014

Cecil Peade
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Born in 1942 and raised on a tobacc o farm in Halifax County, Cecil Peade left school after the sixth grade and worked with his family of sharecroppers. Later, working for a tobacco company in Petersburg, he realized that his lack of education was holding him back, so he decided to take a math course to help him with his job. He held various jobs as an adult and eventually, using the experience he had gained, he started his own glass business. The success of this business wasn’t enough for Cecil. In 2004, at the age of 62, he read a sign in the Hopewell Library about getting the GED®. Cecil obtained his GED® in 2005.

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