Smith earns GED, quick transition to college | Community Spirit
Dublin, GA - Sabrina Smith earned her GED in only five short months while attending Adult Education classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin. Regular attendance to the free classes at the college and hard work helped Sabrina prepare for each section of the GED test with great success.
Sabrina grew up in Illinois and maintained good grades through junior high; however, in high school, her grades started to decline. She started missing school and eventually dropped out. In 2010, she moved to Dublin, Georgia looking for a fresh start, but she knew she needed to her GED before she could attend college or find a good job.
“Although I was scared to go back to school at first, I quickly learned that the Adult Education teachers at OFTC were there to help me succeed," said Sabrina. "One-on-one help was essential to my success, and I have developed some awesome relationships with my teachers, as well as, classmates. I looked forward to going to class every day, and I have more confidence now than I have ever had before. When I do have children, I want to be a good role model for them. Even if you’re at the bottom, you can only go up from there.”
Sabrina will graduate with her GED at OFTC's GED graduation ceremony at the college's Porter Center in Dublin on Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm along with her classmates. After graduation, Sabrina plans to further her education with hopes of becoming a nurse.