GED program helps Pokagon students earn diplomas

Hailee Ettinger became the most recent GED graduate, earning two college-ready scores and two passing scores on the GED exam in April.

“I decided to go through the GED program because when I was attending public high school, I was struggling a lot,” said Ettinger. “I had social anxiety, I felt uncomfortable, and never really could focus. I also never had the time to do homework or any support from home.”

She began working with the Pokagon Department of Education on GED studies and testing, and on the first try she passed all four tests.

“My plans are to go to college for cosmetology, or beauty school and hopefully start my own little salon/spa,” said Ettinger.

If you’re interested in earning your GED, which will help with union membership, more training opportunities, higher income potential, or military service, contact Francis Kasper, continuing education associate, at (269) 462-4234.