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Annual GED Cap and Gown Commencement Ceremony to Be Held June 25

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
More than 550 adult learners passed the GED exam

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE’s) annual GED Cap and Gown Commencement Ceremony will be held June 25, 2008, at 8 pm at the University of the District of Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Louis M. Anthony, Senior Pastor of Washington’s Metropolitan Wesley African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will deliver the commencement address.

A total of 555 adult learners achieved an important educational milestone by successfully passing their GED exams during the period of June 1, 2007, to May 31, 2008. More than 112 of the credentialed students who will receive their GED certificates from the OSSE GED Testing Center will participate in the annual GED Cap and Gown Commencement Ceremony June 25, 2008.

“I am delighted that District of Columbia residents are earning their GEDs. These students recognize that the way to economic self-sufficiency is through education,” said State Superintendent of Education Deborah A. Gist.  

To receive a GED certificate, a GED candidate must pass all five of the required tests in reading, writing, math, science and social studies, amassing a minimum combined score for all five subjects in which he or she is tested.  The OSSE GED Testing Center strives to enhance quality of life and economic and workforce outcomes for all District of Columbia residents by expanding access to high-quality education.