Center hosts graduation for 53 GED students

Students from the New Life Learning Center joke around with Executive Director and Pastor Benson Ndolo in the gallery of the Navajo Nation Museum waiting for their general education development commencement on Dec. 5. (Times photo — Shondiin Silversmith)

Students from the New Life Learning Center joke around with Executive Director and Pastor Benson Ndolo in the gallery of the Navajo Nation Museum waiting for their general education development commencement on Dec. 5. (Times photo — Shondiin Silversmith)

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New Life Learning Center Valedictorian Joshua Yazzie from St. Michaels gives the closing speech during the GED graduation at the Navajo Nation Museum on Dec. 5. (Times photo — Shondiin Silversmith)

New Life Learning Center Valedictorian Joshua Yazzie from St. Michaels gives the closing speech during the GED graduation at the Navajo Nation Museum on Dec. 5. (Times photo — Shondiin Silversmith)

The New Life Learning Center offers one of the few General Education Development programs on the Navajo Nation and they were happy to graduate over 50 students on Dec. 5.

Dozens of family members piled into the Navajo Nation Museum auditorium last week to witness their loved ones receiving their GED.

Pastor/Executive Director Benson Ndolo said hosting a graduation ceremony offers the students a sense of achievement, “something they feel they missed several years ago.”

Ndolo added that seeing the 53 students’ lives being transformed within just a couple of months is exciting.

“Today is the climax of my year (and) to see them graduate is amazing,” he said.

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