SCSD Adult Education Students Named NYACCE Students of the Year

     Published on 9/20/17   Tagged under:    District News   

Two SCSD Adult Education students were selected among 20 statewide for recognition as New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) Students of the Year for 2017. 
 
Esperanza Masorodze came to the U.S. from Cuba at age 12 and ultimately had to drop out of high school to care for her growing family. She found employment through Jobs Plus and has been working hard to earn her degree through the Adult Education program. Esperanza recently entered the Registered Nursing program at OCC with goals of becoming an OB/GYN.
 
Katarzyna Pytlak was born in Poland and came to America in 1989 as a refugee. Since 2003, she has been taking classes at the West Side Learning Center, where she is currently working on writing her life stories in the form of letters to her daughter and grandson. Eventually, she hopes to start her own website where she can sell her drawings.
 
Both students have been invited to attend a Capitol Tour and awards ceremony in Latham, New York in October. Congratulations!
 
To read the full nomination letters submitted for Esperanza, please click here.
To read the full nomination letters submitted for Katarzyna, please click here.