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UCNECT students celebrate the road to independence

Completion CeremonyUCNECT (Utica's Center to Network for Employment and Community Transition) is celebrating seven students who will be moving on to bigger and better things!

Louis Paveglio, Nathan George, Hannah Relph, Dersauria Gilbert, Krista Ulrich, and Skyler Summerford have finished the UCNECT program. Many of the students will be working in the community or volunteering at Aktion Club or the Humane Society. 

These students have spent several years at UCNECT learning how to become independent adults.  They have practiced skills like cooking and doing laundry, following a school and work schedule, along with having fun in the community at places like The Detroit Historical Museum and the Zoo. 

The UCNECT teachers and support staff organized the June 6 completion ceremony which included individual speeches, a presentation of Certificates of Completion, picture boards and a special breakfast.  The students, along with friends and family, enjoyed this special day honoring all of their accomplishments.