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Nov 17 2022

Student Spotlight: Shalee

Student Spotlight

Project Graduate Student: Shalee

My name is Shalee; I am 21 years old and from a small Indiana town called Angola. I have six siblings: three brothers and three sisters. I have a beautiful 5-year-old daughter and an amazing girlfriend. I currently work for a retail store in Fort Wayne.

I came to The Literacy Alliance to finish high school, get my HSE diploma, and make my family’s life easier. My high school in Angola was nice. They taught me things that have stuck with me forever and that I’ve used in the real world.

The staff at The Literacy Alliance has been very supportive and attentive. I appreciate that they give people a second chance at finishing high school, and I love how caring and helpful everyone is.

“We all have struggles and hard times, but it’s up to you to push yourself to do better; put your mind to the greater good. ”

I have a million plans in my head for when I get my diploma, but what I know for sure is that I will be enrolling at Ivy Tech. I am currently interested in studying human resources, but who knows? People change their minds all the time.

My advice to anyone considering enrolling at The Literacy Alliance to finish high school is simple: if you think you can’t do it, think again! We all have struggles and hard times, but it’s up to you to push yourself to do better; put your mind to the greater good. Think about five years from now and where you could be if you finished high school and followed through with those plans.

I am grateful, not just to the teachers here at The Literacy Alliance, but for my daughter and my girlfriend! The teachers alone have helped me greatly by pushing me and believing I can do this! Then there’s my daughter and my girlfriend. I truly wouldn’t have done this if it wasn’t for them.

Shalee achieved her first goal by passing the HiSET exam and finishing high school. She earned her HSE diploma in January 2021

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