Mayor Charlie Luke, Katie-Cherie Pepper and Friend
We are so proud of our learner, Katie Pepper! She is the recipient of the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Educational Award. Katie has shown such courage and commitment as she has pursued her goals for a better future for her and her son. Katie is now attending Fanshawe College and will be taking the Health Care Office Assistant course.
The Simcoe Reformer reported the following: “The Educational Achievement Award went to Katie Pepper, a high school dropout who took classes at the Haldimand-Norfolk Literacy Council and at Fanshawe College to earn her high school diploma.
“I’m doing all this for my son, my boyfriend, and my mom up in heaven who is looking down on me,” said Pepper, 27.“It’s been amazing. I’ve learned so much more about myself and what I can do.”
The award, she said, “shows hard work and dedication pays off.”