Five graduate from transitioning class
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MOUNT VERNON — The 2018 graduating and transitioning class from the Knox County Educational Service Center and Knox Learning Center was honored in a ceremony Friday morning, celebrating the students’ hard work and motivation in their years of educational pursuits.
State Representative for the 68th District, Rick Carfagna, served as the event’s keynote speaker. Carfagna has publicly advocated for mental health improvements and Ohio Means Jobs, which is a program that many of the students use through the ESC and KLC. Carfagna offered the new graduates words of wisdom about their new lives as graduates.
“The biggest item I just want to stress to all of you is to embrace the unknown,” Carfagna said. He encouraged them all to think back to their time in eighth grade and where they were then. “Ask yourself, did you ever imagine between that time and now, all of the experiences you’ve had and friendships you’ve made or those that have drifted, and all of things that you’ve learned. Did you ever comprehend any of that when you were in the eighth grade?”