L&C President Ken Trzaska and Associate Dean of Adult Education (and COABE member) Val Harris present Rep. Amy Elik (left) with an award Friday, Oct. 7, at Lewis and Clark’s Scott Bibb Center in Alton. Photo by Jan Dona, L&C Marketing/PR

ALTON – Illinois 111th district Representative Amy Elik was recognized Oct. 7 by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) at Lewis and Clark Community College’s Scott Bibb Center for her sponsorship of a bill that will help erase the stigma of a high school equivalency diploma versus a high school diploma. The bill also will reduce the cost of GED exams for adult education students. For more information, visit www.coabe.org.

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