Tag: Athens

‘I regained my hope:’ Students earn diplomas through credit recovery (Athens, Ala.)

Ombudsman Center graduates 44 The News Courier May 28, 2014 By Kim West High school graduations often are marked by memorable moments, whether it’s a keynote speech delivered by a famous former Alaska governor or Tanner’s tradition of lighting candles. ...

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Ombudsman Graduation Gives High School Students Second Chance (Athens, Ala.)

WHNT-TV May 27, 2014 by Christine Killimayer LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Jaythan Thatch almost didn’t graduate high school. After dropping out of Tanner High, he found the Ombudsman Limestone program. Ombudsman was established in the county in 2009 providing ...

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Student Essay: Lauren Wooten (Athens, Ala.)

Why I Came (Back) to Ombudsman I hope y’all missed me! I’m back again for my second, and final year at Ombudsman. I started school here last year because I was pregnant and needed a quicker, less time consuming way ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Meet the Finalists!

Operation Graduation 2013 was a great success! We received more than 50 essays and videos from Ombudsman students around the country, and now it’s time to meet your Top 12 High School Finalists. They are (in alphabetical order): Molly Bates, ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Karsen Mitchell (Athens, Ala.)

When I came to Ombudsman I had no clue what I was doing with my life. I was struggling to attend school, and I was giving up. I didn’t care to graduate, or have a better life for myself. I ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Dalton Smith (Athens, Ala.)

Getting into Ombudsman was very difficult. I was on the waiting list at my high school for over half the year, and it seemed like I would never get in. I finally got the call sometime in February saying that ...

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Pomp despite circumstance: Teen graduates on time even after unplanned pregnancy (Athens, Ala.)

23 May 2013 by: Bayne Hughes Jeronimo Nisa/Decatur Daily Molly Bates with her 18-month old daughter Paisley on Thursday at the Ombudsman Center in Athens. CAPSHAW — When the plus sign appeared just more than two years ago, Molly Bates ...

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Ombudsman Limestone Center awards 43 diplomas (Athens, Ala.)

23 May 2013 by: Kim West Stories of sheer willpower characterized the fourth graduating class from the Ombudsman Center as 43 students received their high school diplomas Monday evening at Athens State University. The class featured at least three seniors ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Kaylie Ridinger (Athens, Ala.)

Ombudsman opened new doors for me. The mind is a terrible thing to waste, and that was exactly what I was doing. My senior year at my old school wasn’t good. I didn’t care about my grades or my diploma. ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Richard Campbell (Athens, Ala.)

There are so many choices of schools when it comes to “catching up” but there is only one I would send my kids to, it’s called Ombudsman. Ombudsman is a great program for those of us lacking credits. Ombudsman has ...

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