Reynolds family donates $2,400 to help GED® students

4 people standing outdoors holding oversized checkThe family of Adrianne Reynolds recently donated $2,400 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation to help pay for youth GED® testing for BHC students.

Adrianne’s father, Tony Reynolds, and stepmother, Joanna Reynolds, presented the check to Ann O’Leary, director of adult education, and Zenaida Landeros, executive director of the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation.

Adrianne was a 16-year-old student in the college’s Optional Education GED® program when she was killed in January 2005.

Since her death, the Reynolds family has raised thousands of dollars to help other high school-age students pay for their GED® testing fees. This year’s donation was the largest to date.

“A lot of good things come out of something real bad,” Tony Reynolds said.

The college has issued more than 550 GED® vouchers using donations received in Adrianne’s memory. A voucher covers one $30 GED® test. Students may receive a scholarship for one or more of the four GED® tests (math, language arts, social studies and science).

“We really appreciate all the donations,” O’Leary said. “Everybody needs a little help sometimes.”

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