Weatherford Democrat

Top News

December 14, 2013

GED graduation Sunday at WC

The Weatherford College Testing Center will hold its General Educational Development graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jerry Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School on Bethel Road.

This year, more than 600 graduates have earned the right to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, said Lela Morris, director of the WC Testing Center. Though not all will be able to attend the Sunday-afternoon ceremony, Morris is expecting at least a third of them to come with their families and friends in tow. The public is invited to attend, as well, to share the students’ success.

The GED graduates and guests who do attend the ceremony on Sunday will hear a keynote address by Jason Loyd, former WC fire academy coordinator and presently the training manager, responsible for the Online Recruit Academy at Texas A&M Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station.

Loyd started his career in 1996 as a volunteer firefighter/EMT with Medina Valley in Castroville while also attending San Antonio College. In 1998 he completed the San Antonio College Regional Fire Academy and was offered a job overseas as a contract firefighter on a U.S. military base.

He was stationed in Hungary for two years and then promoted to Bosnia for two years. In Bosnia, he was responsible for training local Bosnians to the Department of Defense firefighter standards for fire fighter I and II, hazardous materials-awareness and operations, airport firefighter, driver/operator-pumper and driver/operator-ARFF, in addition to being a crew chief.

He holds various certifications with the Department of Defense and Texas Commission on Fire Protection, including master fire fighter, aircraft rescue fire fighter, fire officer iv, fire instructor iii, driver/operator-pumper, fire inspector ii, fire investigator and field examiner.

Loyd was awarded the Texas Association of Fire Educators’ George Hughes Instructor of the Year Award for 2003 and was recognized in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” In 2004 he was appointed to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Curriculum and Testing Committee.

Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results