It’s never too late to accomplish a dream

Robbinsdale Area Schools’ Adult Academic Program celebrated its commencement exercises on Tuesday, June 6, at FAIR School Crystal.
Janice Williams at FAIR School in Crystal after receiving her diploma from the Adult Academic Program. (Submitted photos)

At the June 6 Adult Academic Program commencement, one graduate proved anyone can beat the odds to achieve a goal. Janice Williams, 67, accomplished her lifelong dream of earning her high school diploma, and was presented with the newly created Janice Williams Persistence Award for her achievement, an award created in her name that will be presented to one student each year. Williams faced numerous hardships during her childhood. A 2009 stroke left her with memory and stamina challenges, but since enrolling in the Adult Academic program in 2011, she hasn’t allowed obstacles to obstruct her path. (Submitted photo)