“My name is Katherine. I just turned 21 years old. I received my GED this year.
I must say it was a long journey for me, but I never gave up. I remember thinking I could never achieve this goal. My first time taking my Social Studies test, I failed, but I never stopped believing in myself.
With hard work and dedication, anything is possible. I would cry when I couldn’t understand certain things. My GED instructor, Ms. Claire, worked with me consistently day-by-day to help me achieve my goal. She would call me early in the morning and tell me she’s at the library and it’s time to study!
I remember wanting to stop, but I would push myself to keep going.
Set your goal, believe in yourself and set out to do it! And to do it well, always strive to achieve excellence…you can achieve anything!”