Geneva Reed and Melissa Layman are the winners of the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education competition at Valdosta Technical College.

James Bridges, college president, announced the winners recently at the EAGLE recognition meeting at Val Tech.

Reed and Layman will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta, where for two days Reed will compete with students from other adult literacy programs in Georgia for the title of state EAGLE GED winner. Layman will compete with students from other adult literacy programs in Georgia for the title of state EAGLE student winner. The grand prize for each winner is $2,005.

Reed, of Lowndes County, was nominated by Betty Howell, Val Tech adult literacy instructor. Layman, of Echols County, was nominated by Cynthia Williams, Val Tech adult literacy coordinator.

The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education Office of Adult Literacy sponsors the EAGLE program statewide. Locally, the program is sponsored by Val Tech. EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation to honor outstanding excellence among students in adult literacy programs.

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