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First GED test success

First Posted: 5:58 am - September 23rd, 2015

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Dr. LaNisha Tindal, left, Adult Education Director, is shown with Isabelle Henderson, and Randy Mack, Adult Education Lead Teacher.
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Brian Caldwell of Newberry County was the first candidate to test at the Fairfield County Adult Education Testing Center. He took and successfully passed the social studies portion of the GED exam.
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Fairfield County Adult Education Program is proud to announce that Isabelle Henderson is the first adult education student to pass the new GED Test.

Millions of adults are without high school diplomas and lack the skills and knowledge to succeed in the 21st century. This is the main reason the GED Testing Service has implemented a new comprehensive test that ensures that an adult high school equivalency credentials signifies that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to take the next critical steps in life.

Henderson enrolled in the Fairfield County Adult Education Program in early May 2014. She remained focused as the exceptional instructors and staff assisted her in reaching her goal.

After receiving her high school equivalent credentials in June 2015, she enrolled in Midlands Technical College to pursue her degree in medical billing and coding. She is a widow with three children and three grandchildren.

The Fairfield County Adult Education Program recently opened its Pearson Vue Testing Center, where students can take their GED Test. The testing center is located in the Gordon Odyssey Academy building at 542 Fairfield St. in Winnsboro.

In the past, the adult education students had to travel to Rock Hill, Columbia, and other surrounding areas, to take the GED test, after completing their coursework.

However, in March 2014, Adult Education Director Dr. LaNisha Tindal and the adult education staff, began the tedious process of becoming an active testing site to better serve their students and the community.

During the month of July 2015, the Fairfield County Adult Education Center met all of the requirements to be named an authorized testing site. The testing site includes six testing stations with two certified test administrators. Individuals can visit www.ged.com to register for the GED test. Individuals have the option to choose the Winnsboro testing site as their choice.

Each subtest costs $37.50 and the total test for all four parts is $150.

GED Scholarships of $150 are available for students enrolled in the Fairfield County Adult Education program. Students from other adult education programs are ineligible for these scholarships.

For anyone interested in enrolling in the Fairfield County Adult Education program, call 803-635-7823 for more information.

Dr. LaNisha Tindal, left, Adult Education Director, is shown with Isabelle Henderson, and Randy Mack, Adult Education Lead Teacher.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_adultedgroup.jpgDr. LaNisha Tindal, left, Adult Education Director, is shown with Isabelle Henderson, and Randy Mack, Adult Education Lead Teacher. Courtesy photos

Brian Caldwell of Newberry County was the first candidate to test at the Fairfield County Adult Education Testing Center. He took and successfully passed the social studies portion of the GED exam.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_adultedcaldwell.jpgBrian Caldwell of Newberry County was the first candidate to test at the Fairfield County Adult Education Testing Center. He took and successfully passed the social studies portion of the GED exam. Courtesy photos

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