Wiggins finds success later in life at GCC
Robbinsville resident Jerline Wiggins is proof that it is never too late to further your education and achieve your dreams. At the age of 67, Wiggins visited the Graham County Center (GCC) in hopes of completing her GED.
“I have always had a desire to have a high school education,” said Wiggins. “I had not been in school in over 51 years but I always wanted to finish. At 16, my twin sister and I had to drop out of ninth grade when our mother became very ill and our father needed help on the farm.
“Work on the farm was a priority. We missed over a month of school and my parents didn’t see the need for my sister and I to go back to school, so we dropped out,” said Wiggins.
In June 2010, Wiggins succeeded and completed all the necessary steps and passed the GED. Now, she vows to continue her education.
“I had a teacher that said I would never go to college,” said Wiggins. “I will never forget that, but I am going to prove her wrong. I read a slogan recently that read, ‘never stop learning.’ That sounds like a good idea to me. Follow through with your goals and dreams and never give up.”