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Adults graduate from BC Academy

Margarita Martinez, right, receives her diploma from Barton County Academy Site Director Becky Gillette, Tuesday evening during the BCA graduation ceremony.

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Fourteen adults earned high school diplomas from the Barton County Academy this year and were invited to celebrate at the BCA graduation ceremony, Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend.
BCA Site Director Becky Gillette gave the commencement address, talking about “dreams.”
She noted a quote by Colin Powell, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
For these students, earning a diploma was a dream but they didn’t go through the traditional channels. The academy, located at 1010 Taft Street in Great Bend, is a place where people complete ...


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