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Adult education achievements recognized at county-wide literacy awards!

Literacy Network of Stanislaus County Hosts 23rd Annual Awards Celebration

Join us for the award ceremony!

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Join Ceremony Event

The 23rd annual Celebrate Literacy Awards Celebration will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 4, at 1:00 p.m.   Four adult students will receive awards for outstanding achievement in one of three categories: English as a Second Language (ESL), Literacy, and High School Diploma or Equivalency.  Other awards to be presented are the Betty Mulnix Service Award, the Jean and Clyde Dunlap Award for outstanding contributions to literacy, and a $500 scholarship to a current student in adult education.

The 2022 Winners

English as a Second Language (ESL) Award

Arazo Ekhlas, LearningQuest

Literacy Award

Laura Soto, LearningQuest

High School Equivalency (HSE) Award

Nicolas Garibay, LearningQuest

Adilene Zamora Ortiz, LearningQuest

Betty Mulnix Service Award

John Arnold, LearningQuest

The Jean and Clyde Dunlop Award

Catherine Ferrell, LearningQuest

Scholarship Award

Enjila Farokh Ahmadi, Turlock Adult School

LearningQuest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers, a regional nonprofit, had students win multiple awards this year.  Karen Williams, LearningQuest’s Executive Director, said, “I am so proud of both our students and our staff.  The staff kept them encouraged with phone calls, tutoring, and help with roadblocks and barriers.  Our students are adults with complicated lives and have to overcome huge challenges to achieve these goals and excel in their education.  Both have contributed to this huge accomplishment of winning every award.”