Students honored at SCC’s AEL Recognition Ceremony

High school did not come easy for Gia Jurczyk, the oldest of six children.

Gia Jurczyk, Board of Trustees Scholarship recipient, at St. Charles Community College’s 2014 Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) recognition ceremony.

“I was more concerned with whether my brothers and sisters had food than what the teacher was saying,” said Jurczyk. “When I came home, I spent my time helping take care of my siblings and homework rarely crossed my mind. School simply wasn’t a priority.”

As soon as Jurczyk was old enough, she got a job to help support her family and eventually dropped out of high school to work more hours. A month before her 18th birthday, she gave birth to a baby girl and spent years working as a single mom.


About Brynne Cramer

Hi! My name is Brynne, and I am the marketing specialist at St. Charles Community College. I love to talk, laugh, learn, write, and spend time with my family and friends. I graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations in May 2012, where I was also a member of the women's swim team. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in communications with an emphasis on promotions at Lindenwood University. In my free time, I write a personal blog: glutenfreehungrygal.com. Check it out! I look forward to the future and what it brings!
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