Covering Omega’s Graduation

This spring, millions of students around the country proudly walked across stages in caps and gowns of every color to celebrate a milestone of achievement — high school graduation. Earning a diploma often means as much to the graduate as it does to their instructors, families and communities, and at Omega School in Madison, the class of 2016 saw all their hard work pay off on June 16.

About 75 attendees gathered at the Fountain of Life Church on Madison’s south side to celebrate 24 students who obtained their GED this year through the Omega School. Oscar Mireles, executive director and principal of Omega and Madison’s current poet laureate, was among those in attendance. For 22 years, Mireles has met every student to come through Omega’s doors, supporting their futures through helping them pass their GED exams.

“Graduates [of Omega] are working, going back to school, and are appreciative of opportunities Omega gave them at a time when they needed help,” Mireles said. “Maybe it’s guidance, or academic support, or a firm hand. Academically, they were smart enough to [earn their GED], but they needed support.”

Since 1972, Omega School has provided individualized basic skills instruction in a supportive and informal atmosphere, and by…

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