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By Kat Lunn 

Bill Johnson Correctional holds GED graduation


October 28, 2018

Bill Johnson 2018 Graduates – (from left, front row) Kaelib Richard, Zachary Scofield, Austin Kennedy, Tanner Holaday, Anthony Paulson, Nicholas Flournoy, Johnny Gamble, Joshua Villarreal, Jarrod Smith, Edgar Vazquez, Tayton Love, Tyler Hammond; (second row) Roper Love, Travis Evans, Matthew Donaho, Hunter Hart, Kyle Freeman, Sheldon Duncan, Derik Posey, Logan Lena, Juan Murph, David Flowers, Andre Laury, Jose Cazares, Marquee Flowers, Patrick Bledsoe, Keelan Landers; (third row) Justin Graham, Kaleb Bottoms, Ian Roper, Matthew Treadwell, Andrew Pecina, Cersten Carter, Jeremiah Thorpe, Kyle Plowman, William Lyon, Michael Smith, Roy Thompson, Justin Barton, Ian Burney, Johnathan McMean; (back row) Aaron Holt, Robert Mauck, John Odle, John Ritter-Soper, Jeffery Stegall, Ernest Whisenhunt, Sheldon Coen, Jarad Kesner, Cameron Rosales, Russell Butler, Billy Stephens, Cory Adams, Mekko Riggs, Nicholas Robertson, Dawan Robinson.

Friday morning at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC), 56 men graduated with their GED certificate. Valedictorian is Jarrod Smith; Salutatorian is Mekko Riggs.

Director of Region II William Monday spoke at the graduation. Monday lauded the students for their accomplishment. He acknowledged the hard, fast-paced work they have had to do to get there.

He repeated a sentence from Salutatorian Riggs' speech: "We've had a minor setback, but now we are about to make a major comeback."

The students can make a major comeback, he said. Their GED is just a stepping stone to the getting on the righ...

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