2020 Fall Graduation – A Drive Thru Success!
Roxanne Quinones, a grandmother caring for her family, graduated earlier this year before the pandemic took over the world. LearningQuest wanted to make sure that Roxanne and the other 87 adults who earned their High School Equivalency diploma since last Fall were still able to experience the once-in-a-lifetime moment of a graduation celebration. Their accomplishments were acknowledged at LearningQuest’s first drive-thru graduation on Thursday, October 1st, in the CrossPoint Church parking lot.
LearningQuest staff welcomed graduates with posters, pompoms, music, and balloons as they arrived to receive their certificates. Families followed in their cars with screams and honking horns as they cheered on their graduate. Community-focused organizations and individuals, like MID, VBC Bottling Co., and state representatives, also supported this moment for the LearningQuest graduates. This celebration was a success as adults, like Roxanne, who’ve worked hard on their goals saw that there is a community of people applauding their commitment to changing their lives.
“When you have a goal set in mind, GO FOR IT, regardless of your finances and home life. There are so many programs out there and LearningQuest has made ways for us to complete our goals and to do so within ways that meet our means. We allow ourselves to let things we are struggling with get in the way of our goals and you have to use your determination to get through it. It is hard, but it can be done.” – Roxanne Quinones
Michael White with his family
Graduate, Elizabeth DeHart (right), gives flowers to her instructor, Irene Ramirez (left)