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Virginia GED ® Success Stories: July 2014

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Joyce Cooke left high school in the tenth grade. At the age of 20, determined to give herself more opportunities, Joyce earned her GED® and soon after landed a job with Newport News Public School system. While working there as a teacher’s assistant, she was encouraged by her co-workers to further pursue her education. While working full-time, she earned an associate’s degree. She went on to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and now works as an attendance officer for the Newport News school system. As encouragement to others, Joyce quotes Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people perish.".

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