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Ana Martinez (center) of Mount Airy turns the tassel during the High School Equivalency Graduation at Surry Community College.
Ana Martinez (center) of Mount Airy turns the tassel during the High School Equivalency Graduation at Surry Community College.
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DOBSON — Surry Community College honored a record-breaking number of HSE graduates during the 25th annual High School Equivalency Graduation on August 24 in the SCC Gymnasium.

(HSE), formerly known as General Educational Development or GED, Sunday, Aug. 24, in the SCC Gymnasium, Dobson.

“The 2014 HSE graduating class was the largest in the college’s history with 249 graduates completing the HSE in 2013-2014. Forty were honor graduates,” said Director of Occupational Extension & College and Career Readiness at SCC Terri Cockerham.

Vickie Williams Helms of Roaring River, North Carolina received the Max Blackburn Scholarship and Jeff Wayne Armstrong, Jr. of Mount Airy received the Dr. Claude V. and Judy Ayers Scholarship. Helms and Armstrong will receive full tuition scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year at Surry Community College.

Dennis Lowe, retired director of the Small Business Center, delivered the commencement address. A reception for graduates, families and friends was held in the Knights’ Grill following the graduation ceremony.

The HSE program allows students to earn a High School Equivalency diploma from the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. Interested persons may learn more about the HSE program by contacting one of the following learning centers where the program is offered: Dobson campus 336- 386-3455; Yadkin Center 336-679-4600, ext. 3594; Jones Family Resource Center 336-786-1071; Elkin Center 336-386-3604; and Pilot Center 336-386-3618.

HSE graduates, by city and state include:


Hull, Susanna; Lawson, Matthew; Marquez, Angel and Whitesell, Darrell.

Ararat, Virginia:

Smith, Dustin;

Cana, Virginia:

Snow, Betty.


Caballero‐Ortiz, Rodrigo; Camacho, Omar; Cruz-­Pablo, Maria Rosa; Doby, Norma; Dockery, Sandra; Duncan, Ann; Garr, Julie; Gomez­‐Montellano, Irma; Gonzalez-­Rubio, Cisleni; Gonzalez-­Rubio, Elida; Griffin, Justin; Hancock, Alexis; Harold, Dakota; Hayes, Ashley; Hernandez-Cortez, Erika; Jenkins, Dwight; Johnson, William; Marmolejo­‐Mejia, Delmira; Millan, Manu­‐Kofi, Monkus, Danny; Orozco, Fredy; Otero Barbara; Reada, Isaias; Taylor Ann Leslie; Tilley, Michael; Whitaker, Arthur Christian; Wilson, Bonita and Wiles, Dee.


Snow, Logan; Spencer, Kirk.

Mount Airy

Arnett, Michael; Atkins, Marty; Beall, Jacob; Bobbitt, James; Bond, Lacy; Bowman, Alisha; Brintle, Dylan; Burgos, Galdina; Childress, Brian; Clinton, Jennifer; Collins, Contina; Conner, Curtis; Cortez, Manuela; Cox, Brett; Edwards, Goodson Joyce; Engle, Jenna; Figueroa‐Rodriguez, Maria; Finley, Samantha; Flores-‐Jimenez, Cynthia; Flores­‐Jimenez, Diana; Frye, John; Fuerte, Rocio; Govea, Tania; Greenlee, Nichole Destiny and Gwyn, Carol.

Hairston, Jonathan; Heath, Katherine; Hernandez, Guillermina; Hollar, Caitlin; Hoyle, Kelly; Hudson, Floyd; Jones, Robin Katelyn; Levesque, Dawen Christy; Lugo-‐Hernandez, Remedios; Marshall, Joe; Martinez, Ana; Martinez-­‐Ibarra, Miguel Luis; McCarty, Zachary; McHone, Jacob; McMillian, Michael; Moran-‐Calderon, Yalicia; Morrison, Angel; Odom Jr,Robert; Orndorff, Dalton; Pell, Aleene; Penn Ann, Leticia; Perez‐Gonzalez, Guadalupe; Peyton, Dainard; Pruitt, Lee Kenneth; and Puckett, Eric.

Pugh, Courtney; Quesinberry, Leigh; Reynolds, Watson Tammy; Reynolds Jessie; Richards, Samantha; Rogers, Adam; Simmons, Brianna; Smith, Miranda; Snow, Deborah; Spencer, Reena; Steward, Anthony; Stone, Amber; Straughan, Savannah; Sumner, Corey Matthew; Tickle, Abigail; Torres, Benny; Tran, Phuong; Utt, Rachel, Whitt, Ronald; Woods, Delilah; Woods Jr., Randy; Worrell, Brett and Zamarripa, Maria.

Pilot Mountain

Brent, Cynthia; Chapa, Eric; Elliott, Anthony; Heath, Robert; Martin, Damien; McLean, Robert; Moorefield, Amanda; Simmons, Zavier and Street, Ann Tiffany.

State Road

Gentry, Dylan; Holbrook, Diona; Pruitt, Jonathan; Pruitt, Matthew; Strickland, Kayla; Strickland, David; Watkins, Kristen;


Joyce, Austin Nicholas

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