Edgar Duran has been selected Student of the Month for January. He was chosen because of his determination to earn a GED despite several obstacles.
Edgar is married and has two grown children. He also has a four year-old special needs son who requires around-the-clock care, much of which is Edgar’s responsibility. It was during his son’s seven month stay in the intensive care unit in a hospital when Edgar decided he wanted to work in the field of nursing. He realized improving his English skills and earning a GED were the first steps in attaining his goal.
Along with Edgar’s tremendous responsibilities at home, he works two part-time jobs to support his family. He is unable to attend his adult education classes each day, but he makes the most of the time he is present. Edgar exhibits his desire to obtain a GED by being attentive, engaged, and polite while attending his classes. He works vigorously at learning as much as possible.
Earning a GED will not be an easy path for Edgar, but with his work ethic and determination, he will someday. He is a perfect example of someone who, despite obstacles, is willing to do what it takes to achieve his goal.