Harmony Morand

Successful adult education graduate, Harmony Morand

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, and one of the biggest ones was not finishing high school. Everyone always tells me, “You still have your whole life ahead of you, Harmony!” My parents, my family, they say, “You’re so young! You can still get it done on time.” Yet for some reason, when I hear them say that, it makes me feel like I can’t breathe. I can’t help but feel like I’ve fallen so far behind that I’ll never be able to catch up, and not just in school, but in life, in growing up, and in becoming an independent adult. I feel lost and hopeless every day, that there’s no way to, “get it done on time.”

I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but at the Adult Ed in Dryden, they make me feel like that’s okay. The teachers and the Adult Education program itself have been such a pillar of support for me, and from the moment I signed up, I felt comfortable with them. They know all my mistakes, but they don’t judge me. They know I struggle, but they don’t pressure me. They remind me that it’s ok to work at my own pace so that I can get it done in my time instead of telling me to get it done, “on time.”

Adult Education Current Placement Student