I enjoyed and had a great experience with the class including the teaching style of Mr. Dennis. The reason I was so sure is I wanted to be able to prove to my son that if I could finish and get my diploma at the age of 36, then he can do the same at the age of 18. I dropped out of school at age 17 because I got into some trouble, and I also had my son on the way and had to start working full-time. Upon my release from jail, I plan to continue my schooling at Lake Technical College. I want to get my degree in Welding so I can provide a better life for me and my family. I don’t want to ever come back to jail because this isn’t a place for me, and it doesn’t set a good example for my son. I want to prove to him and the rest of my family that I’m a better person and have learned something of value.

In conclusion to this, I would like to give a thank you to the United Way and anyone and everyone for sponsoring this program. If it wasn’t for this program, I might not have ever done this. I’m so proud to finally be able to say I have my diploma and mark that when I apply for jobs.

-M. Purl