Keenan Earns GED
Hard Work and Determination Pay Off
Summer is fading into fall, and school bells have rung again. At Echoing Hills, one individual is glad to be done with that chapter of his life.
This past summer, Keenan completed all required tests to obtain his GED. He began the process several years ago; however, he never finished. In March of 2022, he knew it was time to start again.
“I knew it was time to further myself,” shares Keenan. “I don’t know what the future holds; however, I want to be ready for it.”
Keenan spent several months taking pre-tests in preparation for four final tests. These four tests covered English language arts, math, science, and social studies. Although he qualified for special accommodations, he did not use them. Was he nervous? No. Did he surprise himself? Yes.
“The funny thing is I scored two points higher on the math test than I did the science test,” Keenan says. “It’s funny because math is my worst subject, and science is my best!”
For Keenan, the best part of having his GED is that he no longer has to worry about it. He urges others considering getting their GED to do it sooner rather than later.
“Finish what you start. Otherwise, it will just lie there,” encourages Keenan.
To celebrate his accomplishment, employees at Echoing Hills hosted a surprise graduation party.
“We are so proud of Keenan. We knew he could do it,” shares Tanya Stewart, QIDP for Echoing Hills of Central Ohio. “We wanted to celebrate in a big way!”
Now Keenan waits to see what happens now.
“I’m not sure what comes next, but I can see myself doing something that involves technology or puzzles.”