Celebrating the Faces of Success

Teachers and students celebrated students’ achievements at Vita’s year-end ceremony.

Doylestown, PA (August 27, 2018) Vita hosted a gathering of students, tutors, and teachers from the Literacy Tutoring and High School Equivalency programs to recognize and honor student and volunteer achievements during the past academic year. Over 100 people attended the celebration held at Bensalem Library on August 18.

Kathy White, Director of Literacy & High School Equivalency (HSE) Programs, welcomed the crowd and set the theme for the event, which was a celebration of the faces of success. Attendees included students and their proud families and friends as well as Vita tutors, teachers and staff members. Kathy honored the students, paying tribute to their courage, dedication, and hard work, noting the many challenges faced by adult learners.

Also attending were U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa 8th District)
and State Representative Gene DiGirolamo (PA House Distrcit 18), pictured here with Vita staff.

Adriana Cansino was the featured speaker. Adriana began her studies at Vita as an ESL student and progressed through the Family Literacy and then High School Equivalency (HSE) programs, and recently earned her HSE degree.

Pat Stansfield, Vita’s Literacy Tutoring Program Coordinator, recognized Literacy Tutors who volunteer their time to work with students to help improve their reading, writing, and math skills and work toward getting their HSE diplomas. She thanked them for the hours and hours of volunteer time, noting the accomplishments of their students that came as a result of the commitment and hard work of both tutors and students.

Vita’s teachers were recognized for their dedication and support in helping students achieve their goal. The crowd applauded the success of the students and the contributions made by teachers and tutors.