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Student first in her family with high school diploma

‘If I can do it, you can do it,’ mother of four says
Some graduates and staff from Durango Adult Education’s class in Cortez. Left to right: Max Harrison, Ann Marie Ward, site manager Al Huckins, Christina Adams, teacher Colleen Brennan, Mike Ramirez and teacher Gretchen Allen.

The Durango Adult Education Center will hold its graduation on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Durango Public Library.

According to Cortez site manager Al Huckins, one of the Cortez graduates will be the first person in her family to a high school diploma.

Christina Adams is married to William Adams and a mother of four: Matthew Hendricks, 7; Annabelle Hendricks, 4; Laycie Adams, 2; and James Adams, 1.

“I think the whole reason I did the GED was to show my kids that if I can do it, you can do it,” Adams said. “Follow in my footsteps, not past, family.”

Adams wants to start a career in diesel mechanics. She is also considering furthering her education and is very grateful to the teachers at the Durango Adult Education Center in Cortez.

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