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James H. Groves Adult High School Holds Annual Commencement Exercise

The James H. Groves Adult High School graduated 40 students during its 54th Annual Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Sussex Technical High School. Delaware Representative Ruth Briggs King was the evening’s Commencement Speaker. She congratulated the graduates on completing their journey culminating in the receipt of their high school diplomas.

Mr. Larence Kirby, Executive Director of Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, also spoke to the graduates, calling them all warriors for overcoming hurdles. But two graduates were warriors of a different kind. Donald Ray Hirneisen, age 88, a World War II Veteran and Steven B. Hudson, age 74, a Korean War Veteran, walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. Dave Skocik, President of Friends of Delaware Veterans, Inc, presented both gentlemen with a Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America coin.

Delaware’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Susan Bunting and State Director of Adult Education, Maureen Whelan, also addressed the graduates and applauded the graduates for their achievement while overcoming many obstacles.

On hand to congratulate the graduates were Sussex Tech Board Members Patrick Cooper, George Torbert III and Marcel Hayes. Representatives David Wilson, Harvey Kenton, Ron Gray and Rich Collins also congratulated each graduate upon receiving their diploma.

 
 

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