Rachel Terhune: I made it! - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Rachel Terhune: I made it!

By Len Kiese - bio | email

February 16, 2009

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - A legally blind, home-schooled Terrell County woman is soaring above the rest when it comes to education.

19-year-old Rachel Terhune is one of only 37 people to receive an EAGLE Award in Georgia. That stands for Exceptional Adult Georgian In Literacy Education.

Students in adult education programs are selected based on their hard work and ability to stand out as they obtain their GED's. Taking her GED class at Albany Tech was a little tough for Terhune because of her visual impairment but she says it was worth it.

"I felt very honored. It was a very neat moment for me," said Terhune, "I had a little bit of a struggle because of the regular sized print and I think it might have taken me a little bit longer but I made it."

Terhune plans to study spanish and accounting in college. She wants to teach spanish in an orphanage in Honduras.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • New trial denied for Worth Co. murderer

    New trial denied for Worth Co. murderer

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:27:26 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:27:26 GMT
    Chris Szorcsik (Source: Ga. DOC)Chris Szorcsik (Source: Ga. DOC)

    Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder.

    More >>

    Nearly two years after the body of a Worth County truck driver was discovered in a shallow grave, his stepson will stand trial today for his murder.

    More >>
  • Alma man still missing after a year

    Alma man still missing after a year

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:37:55 GMT
    Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)
    Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)Willie Frank Wooden (Source: Alma PD)

    Law enforcement has interviewed several people and followed many leads in the days, weeks, and months which followed Mr. Wooden’s disappearance.  

    More >>

    Law enforcement has interviewed several people and followed many leads in the days, weeks, and months which followed Mr. Wooden’s disappearance.  

    More >>
  • Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:13:44 GMT
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

    More >>

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly