Rome ACCESS Students Earn Statewide Recognition

Ehla Moo, an English as a Second Language students at the Rome ACCESS Site, is one of this year’s Outstanding Adult Students, an honor given annually by the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education.

Ehla is a refugee from Burma who joined the ESL program in May 2016. Earlier this year, he moved into the adult literacy program at Rome ACCESS and is now preparing to earn his high school equivalency through the National External Diploma Program. He hopes to study graphic design at a community college and pursue a career in that field. He was nominated by RAS Site Coordinator Rita Kenyon.

NYACCE will recognize Ehla and other Student of the Year winners at a ceremony in October in Albany and a tour of the state Capitol building.

In addition, Rome ACCESS student Kayann Wilson earned an honorable mention. In 2017, Kayann joined Pride in Work, a pre-employment program for those on public assistance. She is now in the adult literacy program and plans to pursue her high school equivalency and eventually post-secondary training. She was nominated Senior Coordinator Brenda Wolak.

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