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Photo of instructor Larry Godley and ABE program student Maria Smith

Pioneer Tech Student Becomes US Citizen

A student from Pioneer Technology Center’s (PTC) Adult Basic Education (ABE) program, Maria Smith from Ponca City, became a United States Citizen in January.  Smith, pictured on the right, is originally from Columbia and attended several months of ESL (English Second Language) Civics classes in order for her to pass the test.  “Maria was diligent and focused, we are all really excited for her to be a new citizen of the US,” said ABE evening instructor Larry Godley pictured on the left.  ABE Coordinator Wendy Terrazas hopes that this is one of many more US citizens to come out of the program.  For more information about Pioneer Technology Center’s ABE/HSE programs, call 580-762-4319