Eight graduates of the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus were recognized on June 6 in a ceremony.
The students in the Class of 2018 included Macie Collins of Kittrell, and Kaiden Holden, Emmalynn Holt, Aubrey Hoyle, Bryan Luke Lamm, Blake Spruill, Josephine Stover and Brayden Wood, all of Louisburg. Each student is now prepared to enter kindergarten in the fall.
VGCC Franklin Campus Dean Bobbie Jo May welcomed family and guests to the ceremony, thanking and applauding the staff and noting how the college mission of educating, inspiring and supporting a diverse community of learners to achieve success starts at the pre-school level.
“It’s at this center that your children have developed a deeper love of learning,” May said. “Our staff’s patient instruction and love for these children have helped to turn them into strong, confident kindergarten students.”
Michelle Patterson Jones, the manager of the child care center, and Teresa Gallatin, child care center specialist, presented the children with diplomas. Jones also handed out unique “personality certificates” to the students.
The invocation was given by Tina Dekle, an instructor in VGCC’s Early Childhood Education program. Lila Johnson of Louisburg, a younger student, served as the marshal, carrying the American flag and leading the students in and out of the ceremony to the song “Pomp & Circumstance.”
Spaces for students are currently available at the center. Parents from among the general public can enroll their children there, as can parents who are VGCC students or employees. For more information, contact Michelle Patterson Jones at (919) 496-1567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the photograph above, students graduating from the VGCC Franklin Campus Child Care Center in 2018 included, seated, from left: Macie Collins, Bryan Luke Lamm and Aubrey Hoyle; standing, from left, Emmalynn Holt, Brayden Wood, Blake Spruill, Kaiden Holden, and Josephine Stover. Standing with them is teacher Teresa Gallatin. (VGCC photo)
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