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Literacy Zone graduates in national spotlight

May 2, 2017 | Filed in Archive

A local mother and daughter, both graduates of the Gloversville Literacy Zone, are being recognized by the local and national media for their continued educational success.

Paula O’Neil, of Northville, and her daughter, Chantel Batuk of Fultonville, both earned their high school equivalency diplomas through classes at the Gloversville Literacy Zone, an HFM BOCES Adult Education Services program. Their educational pursuits did not end with their GEDs, however. They both went on to earn degrees together at Fulton Montgomery Community College, and later this spring the two will graduate from the University at Albany with bachelor of science degrees in social work.

Their inspiring story has caught the attention of the national media, and they’ll appear on Good Morning America on May 9 (please note change in broadcast date).

To read more about Batuk and O’Neil’s accomplishments read the Leader Herald article Like mother, like daughter. Also read about the pair on UAlbany’s website.

To learn more about adult education and the Literacy Zones in Gloversville and Amsterdam visit the HFM BOCES Adult Education Services webpage.