By Trey Lunn 

BJCC holds GED graduation


August 4, 2019

Trey Lunn

Bill Johnson Correctional Center's August 2019 GED graduating class – (From left, front row) Micheal Williams, Johnathan Bowling, Cole Bumgardner, William Pedro, Randall Davis, Mason Hogue, Harold Walker, Sean Pruitt, Anthony Renteria, Andrew Wilkerson, Andrew Waltz, Brandon Johnson, Reginald Thrash, and Angel Sanchez; (middle row) Raekwon Jones-Wingo, Eric Moore, Timothy Gibby, Joseph Alcorn, Julian Gonzales, Dalton Null, Michael Garza, Austin Lewis, Toby Phillips, Fernando Franco, Aireon Ruth, Thomas Stokes, Donnie Rutledge, Eric Titus and Malcolm Bell; (back row) Kevin Gerwig, Matthew Talley, Jarrod Bergman, Nikolus Fielding, Hayden Callen, Kevin Carter, Leroy Booker, Kenneth Waffle, Floyd Chapman, Donald Thompson, Bryan Blacketer, Devon Ridgway, James Fortner and Eric Stampfli.

Friday morning, Aug. 2, at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC), 42 men graduated with their GED certificates. The class valedictorian is Cole Bumgardner and the salutatorian is Andrew Walz. Both men presented short speeches to their classmates.

Warden Becky Guffy welcomed everyone to the graduation. Guffy shared a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moment of comfort and convenience but where he stands in the moment of challenge and controversy."

"Where you stand and what you do when you leave here will be the ultimate measur...

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