More than 275
students from Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) in Portage
graduated Thursday night with their high school diplomas or HSE’s (high
school equivalency). NEO offers both high school and adult education classes
for any individual who needs an alternative path in their education.
NEO’s public high
school, New Vistas, had 57 graduates. Student speaker JhoryAnne Nevers noted
that the structure of New Vistas is incredibly unique, allowing students to
return to high school to earn their diplomas no matter their age or the
circumstances they’ve faced earlier in life. Nevers, who previously left
high school to travel across the United States, said the relationships she’s
made at New Vistas feel like family.
education program and HSE testing site had 220 students who received their
HSE’s. When student Angelica Galvez addressed her classmates, she described
her educational journey. Galvez first came to NEO to learn English after
immigrating to the United States with her husband and young children. She
went on to earn not only her HSE but also a paraprofessional certification
and a CNA certification. Galvez said that NEO gave her the opportunity to
now teach and helped others.
Educational Opportunities is a locally governed 501(c)3 that believes
education transforms futures. The next session of adult education classes
begins July 9. Registration for New Vistas High School’s fall semester is
also open now. For more information, visit
www.neoadulted.org or call 219-850-4448.
Graduates and HSE
recipients for the 2018-2019 school year (*denotes HSE):
Sydney Alexander *,
Nicholas C. Allen *, Virgil L. Arnold II *, Joanne J. Ashby, Kierstin G.
Bailey*, Briana M. Becker*, Brittany A. Becker*, Gia R. Beller, Matthew J.
Berry*, Ethan M. Berry*, Noah B. Bibb*, Cassidy A. Boettcher*, Richard A.
Bolka*, Brylee K. Borrmann*, Cori A. Boule*, Deidre’ M. Bradley, Gary L.
Branham*, Hunter C. Brennan*, Drew Brown*, Daniel T. Brown*, Max E. Bruin*,
Isiah A. Burkart, Destinee Z. Calvert, Miguel A. Campuzano*, Mary C.
Chambers*, Curtis D Chandler*, Craig J. Chandler*, Holly C. Chapman, Tyler
M. Childress, Ashley L. Chylla, Ashley J. Clark, Isaiah Clauson*, Stacey F.
Clemens*, Danyelle M. Coates, Ebonie L. Collins*, Darren J. Collins*,
Christopher M. Colvin, Ashley N. Cooper*, Megan S. Cornett*, Azenia V.
Cortes-Martinez*, Taleah J. Cozart*, Keith L. Davis*, Alfredo Deluna
Alvarez, Isaac Deluna Alvarez, Jacob D. DeWees*, Daniel A. Diaz*, Zachary R.
Dietrich*, La’Trey T. Donelson, Stephen J. Dubovich*, Emily E. Dwyer*, James
C. Eskridge, Alyssa M. Evans*, Rachel R. Fairchild, Nikolas D. Faulkner*,
James D. Feidner*, Nathan A. Ferrell, Jessica M. Fisher, Angela R. Fosnaugh*,
Angelica M. Galvez*, Anthony J. Garcia*, Tori A. Garcia, John C. Gardner*,
Jennah M. Gaskins*, Michael J. Gemma*, Brandon M. Gertzen, Allison K.
Gibson*, Bruce A. Goehl*, Berlyn N. Goodfellow*, Sarah B. Gose*, Journee L.
Green, Robert T. Grellman*, Veuncle V. Grizzard*, Sheena E. Hale*, Emily E.
Hale*, Shakhirah E. Hampton, Stephen N. Handley*, Autumn M. Handley*,
Christina Haro, Xavier A. Hatchett, Brice A. Henderson*, Lance F. Henderson,
Christina A. Hernandez, Tyler D. Higgins*, Aaron Hilton*, Kimberly A.
Hodge*, Amanda C. Hotwagner*, Timothy R. Hough*, Marcus A. Howard, Jomei M.
Ishii, Kadir Ismael, Miles R. Jablonski*, Michelle M. Jimenez*, Katlin T.
Johnson*, Sianna Jones, Jill M. Jones-Cartwright*, Dana L. Kalbe*, Aiyana L.
Kalinowski, Trent M. Keppen*, Dakota T. Kerr*, Jayden M. Kimrey, Eric S.
Kruper*, Nicholas A. Lawnicki*, Emily A. Leib, Alycia J. LeSure*, Benjamin
S. Levenson, Mcihelle N. Lorah*, Arika L. Lovall*, Cameron M. Lowery*,
Kiyara R. Maddox*, Shannon R. Major*, Eric Maldonado*, Rachel N. Marshall*,
Jenwin A. Martinez*, Aliyah D. Martinez, Santino L. Martinez, Mayra
Martinez-Alcala, Dylan A. McCraney*, Isaac M. McDaniel*, Martin T. Meschede*,
Rachel D. Miller*, Desmond A. Miller, Ryan D. Miller, Bryan Molina*, Benedic
A. Moris*, Anastacia M. Muniz, Branden A. Myers*, Sarah A. Myers, Jacob R.
Nelson*, JhoryAnne M. Nevers, Chelso D. Newbolds*, Bianca A. Nieves*, Evan
Z. Nightingale*, Antonio M. Noel*, Samantha Orr*, Justin J. Ostrowski*,
Nakiya T. Pearson, Frankie J. Porras, Jordan E. Porter, Aurelia Pulido,
Nathaniel B. Pullen*, Fayth M. Roche’, Jade A. Rosario*, Zachary J. Rosek*,
Sharon M. Seifert*, Joshua D. Sharp, Cassie M. Shay*, Emma L. Shockley,
Brishana Sims*, Trinity L. Smith*, Kobe Snawder*, Christian O. Spiller,
David L. Stamps, Haley M. Stanley*, Desiree C. Staples, Amber D. Stephens*,
Earl D. Stidham*, Collin D. Stover*, Alexander M. Surber, Matthew A.
Talley*, Dwayne B. Tucker, Jesse D. Unger*, Rachel L. Varney*, Joseph R.
Vela, Mya C. Velez, Tara A. Vickery, Penny V. Walters*, Ryan A. Watkins*,
James E. Watts*, Ali L. Waugh*, Makayla N. Wegner*, Cameron R. Wickhorst*,
Rhonda M. Willbey*, Kourtney L. Wilson*, Ruben D. Woelffer*, Nathaniel J.
Woods*, Justin E. Woods*, Rachel K. Wright*, Sebastian S. Zavala.