By Jay Polk - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Lee County teenager who had to drop out of high school and deal with a personal tragedy is honored by the Technical College System of Georgia.
17-year old Keeonna Tumblin just returned from a leadership conference in Atlanta with other Eagle award winners from technical colleges around the state.
Tumblin earned her GED after dealing with the death of her 10-month daughter.
She says that the tragedy is helping to drive her.
Tumblin said, "I kind of tried to let everyone know that no matter what goes on - you still have to move forward."
Tumblin says she plans to write a book about her experiences some day.
She has about a year to go before completing her program at the college.
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