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Keonna Tumblin learns about the Dental Assistant program that she'll be taking part in. Keonna Tumblin learns about the Dental Assistant program that she'll be taking part in.
The program for the Eagle Awards, given to students who have overcome an obstacle to get their GED. The program for the Eagle Awards, given to students who have overcome an obstacle to get their GED.

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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